skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: In Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at an Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface

Abstract

Charge transport at the interface of electrodes and ionic liquids is critical for the use of the latter as electrolytes. In this study, a room-temperature ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (EMMIM TFSI), is investigated in situ under applied bias voltage with a novel method using low-energy electron and photoemission electron microscopy. Changes in photoelectron yield as a function of bias applied to electrodes provide a direct measure of the dynamics of ion reconfiguration and electrostatic responses of the EMMIM TFSI. Finally, long-range and correlated ionic reconfigurations that occur near the electrodes are found to be a function of temperature and thickness, which, in turn, relate to ionic mobility and different configurations for out-of-plane ordering near the electrode interfaces, with a critical transition in ion mobility for films thicker than three monolayers.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Chemistry Division
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Sustainable Energy Technologies Department
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1376095
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1401792
Report Number(s):
BNL-113908-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648; R&D Project: 16083/16083; KC0403020
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 27; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; electric double layers; ionic liquids; photoemission electron microscopy

Citation Formats

Sitaputra, Wattaka, Stacchiola, Dario, Wishart, James F., Wang, Feng, and Sadowski, Jerzy T.. In Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at an Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201606357.
Sitaputra, Wattaka, Stacchiola, Dario, Wishart, James F., Wang, Feng, & Sadowski, Jerzy T.. In Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at an Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201606357.
Sitaputra, Wattaka, Stacchiola, Dario, Wishart, James F., Wang, Feng, and Sadowski, Jerzy T.. Fri . "In Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at an Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201606357. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376095.
@article{osti_1376095,
title = {In Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at an Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface},
author = {Sitaputra, Wattaka and Stacchiola, Dario and Wishart, James F. and Wang, Feng and Sadowski, Jerzy T.},
abstractNote = {Charge transport at the interface of electrodes and ionic liquids is critical for the use of the latter as electrolytes. In this study, a room-temperature ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (EMMIM TFSI), is investigated in situ under applied bias voltage with a novel method using low-energy electron and photoemission electron microscopy. Changes in photoelectron yield as a function of bias applied to electrodes provide a direct measure of the dynamics of ion reconfiguration and electrostatic responses of the EMMIM TFSI. Finally, long-range and correlated ionic reconfigurations that occur near the electrodes are found to be a function of temperature and thickness, which, in turn, relate to ionic mobility and different configurations for out-of-plane ordering near the electrode interfaces, with a critical transition in ion mobility for films thicker than three monolayers.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201606357},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 27,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 1 work
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share: