Issue Date: October 11, 2010
Laser Deposition Method Lays Down Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids can be deposited on solid surfaces as thin films and nanoscale droplets, according to researchers in Japan who developed a molecular-beam-based vacuum deposition method for that purpose (ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn101036v). Ionic liquids are increasingly being used in chemical synthesis, catalysis, and a variety of energy-related applications. But until now, little has been done to extend the collection of controlled-deposition methods . . .
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