Study of ionic liquid mixture droplet evolution in an external electric field using molecular dynamics

Neil A. Mehta, Deborah A. Levin

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Abstract

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are used to study the evolution of droplets formed from the mixture of two ionic liquids, namely, ethylammonium nitrate (EAN) and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate (EMIM-EtSO4) in the presence of an external electric field. It was found that increasing the fraction of EMIM-EtSO4 in the droplet structure makes it electrostatically weaker. However, the time required for the first cations and anions to reach the sampling zone was found to be longer for droplets with a higher mass fraction of EMIM-EtSO4 due to more the massive cation and anion size compared to that of EAN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD 2018
EditorsDuncan Lockerby, David R. Emerson, Lei Wu, Yonghao Zhang
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418745
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2019
Event31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD 2018 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 23 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2132
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period7/23/187/27/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Mehta, N. A., & Levin, D. A. (2019). Study of ionic liquid mixture droplet evolution in an external electric field using molecular dynamics. In D. Lockerby, D. R. Emerson, L. Wu, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD 2018 [050001] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2132). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5119535