Volume 91 Issue 44 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 4, 2013

Tracking Electrons In Ionic Liquids

Simulations will help improve applications in energy storage and nuclear fuel recycling
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: molecular dynamics, simulation, computation, ionic liquid

Ionic liquids are hot in applications such as energy storage and recycling spent nuclear fuel, both of which involve exposing the liquids to electronic processes. But little is known about the interactions of the liquids with electrons. A research group led by Claudio J. Margulis of the University of Iowa has used quantum molecular dynamics simulations to study what happens in the first few picoseconds after an electron is injected into . . .

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