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Coulombic Fluids

Bulk and Interfaces


Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Werner Freyland
    Pages 1-3
  3. Werner Freyland
    Pages 101-130
  4. Werner Freyland
    Pages 131-160
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-178

About this book


Ionic liquids have attracted considerable interest in recent years. In this book the bulk and interfacial physico-chemical characteristics of various fluid systems dominated by Coulomb interactions are treated which includes molten salts, ionic liquids as well as metal-molten salt mixtures and expanded fluid metals. Of particular interest is the comparison of the different systems. Topics in the bulk phase concern the microscopic structure, the phase behaviour and critical phenomena, and the metal-nonmetal transition. Interfacial phenomena include wetting transitions, electrowetting, surface freezing, and the electrified ionic liquid/ electrode interface. With regard to the latter 2D and 3D electrochemical phase formation of metals and semi-conductors on the nanometer scale is described for a number of selected examples. The basic concepts and various experimental methods are introduced making the book suitable for both graduate students and researchers interested in Coulombic fluids.


coulombic fluids electronic and interfacial phase transitions fluid and electrified interfaces ionic liquids liquid metals molten salts nanoscale Electrodeposition phase transitions

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Institut für Physikalische ChemieKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheGermany

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