Dr. Alister J. Page, July 24, 2013

Theoretical Chemistry Colloquium

JULY 24, 2013 (Wed), 16:00-17:00

RCMS, 2nd floor, Chemistry Gallery


Simulating Ionic Liquid Nanostructure with Quantum Chemistry

Dr. Alister J. Page

Discipline of Chemistry,

The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia



Ionic liquids (ILs) are a subset of molten salts, distinguished by having melting points below 100 ºC. However, while conventional molecular liquids are structurally homogeneous, ILs are nanostructured. This nanostructure potentially makes ILs excellent solvents for lubrication and heat transfer applications. However, these applications first require a detailed understanding of how and why ILs structure themselves at the molecular level. In this talk I review our recent quantum chemical investigations towards the goal of understanding IL nanostructure in isolated IL clusters and bulk ILs.

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