What does an ionic liquid surface really look like? Unprecedented details from molecular simulations

Hantal, Gyoergy and Cordeiro, M. Natalia D. S. and Jorge, Miguel (2011) What does an ionic liquid surface really look like? Unprecedented details from molecular simulations. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (48). pp. 21230-21232. ISSN 1463-9076

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    Abstract

    We present the first intrinsic analysis of the surface of the [bmim][PF6] room-temperature ionic liquid. Our detailed analysis reveals unprecedented details about the structure of the interface by providing the relative prevalence of different molecular orientations. These results suggest that experimental data should be reinterpreted considering a distribution of molecular arrangements.