The synthesis and properties of nanoscale ionic materials
Rodriguez, R.; Herrera, R.; Bourlinos, A.; Li, R.; Amassian, A.; Archer, L.A.; Giannelis, E.P.
In this article we discuss the effect of constituents on structure, flow, and thermal properties of nanoscale ionic materials (NIMs). NIMs are a new class of nanohybrids consisting of a nanometer-sized core, a charged corona covalently attached to the core, and an oppositely charged canopy. The hybrid nature of NIMs allows for their properties to be engineered by selectively varying their components. The unique properties associated with these systems can help overcome some of the issues facing the implementation of nanohybrids to various commercial applications, including carbon dioxide capture, water desalinization and as lubricants.
"We gratefully acknowledge the support of Award no. KUS-C1-018-02 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We also acknowledge use of facilities at the Cornell Center for Materials Research. R.R. acknowledges the support of an IGERT Fellowship (NSF DGE-0654193). "
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
nanoparticles; polymers; rheology; small-angle x-ray scattering
Previously Published As
Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 24 (8), 581–589, August 2010