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

Gyoergy Hantal, M. Natalia D. S. Cordeiro, Miguel Jorge

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21230-21232
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number48
Early online date13 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • ionic liquid surface
  • molecular simulations
  • intrinsic analysis
  • room-temperature ionic liquid

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