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Title: Modeling electrokinetics in ionic liquids: General

Using direct numerical simulations, we provide a thorough study regarding the electrokinetics of ionic liquids. In particular, modified Poisson–Nernst–Planck equations are solved to capture the crowding and overscreening effects characteristic of an ionic liquid. For modeling electrokinetic flows in an ionic liquid, the modified Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations are coupled with Navier–Stokes equations to study the coupling of ion transport, hydrodynamics, and electrostatic forces. Specifically, we consider the ion transport between two parallel charged surfaces, charging dynamics in a nanopore, capacitance of electric double-layer capacitors, electroosmotic flow in a nanochannel, electroconvective instability on a plane ion-selective surface, and electroconvective flow on a curved ionselective surface. Lastly, we also discuss how crowding and overscreening and their interplay affect the electrokinetic behaviors of ionic liquids in these application problems.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Physical and Computational Science Directorate
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Energy and Environment Directorate
  3. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
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Journal ID: ISSN 0173-0835
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830; 325038
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Electrophoresis (Weinheim)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Electrophoresis (Weinheim); Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 13-14; Journal ID: ISSN 0173-0835
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 42 ENGINEERING; Electroconvective flow; Electrokinetics; Ionic liquids; Modified Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations
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OSTI ID: 1401767