Studies of Electrode/Electrolyte Interfaces

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
West Hall 1 (Phoenix Convention Center)
D. Parr IV, J. Chrestenson, K. Malik (Bradley University), and L. M. Haverhals (Bradley University)
The utilization of ionic liquids (ILs) for future electrochemical applications shows great promise.  Recently ILs have been investigated for many electrochemical systems however, further characterization and development of ILs remains to be accomplished before they are applied to devices such as batteries, capacitors, and fuel cells.  For example, data that yield understanding of the interfacial structure and dynamics of ILs at electrode surfaces are vital since these interactions ultimately allude to electrochemical device efficiency.  We will present data from time resolved (TRS) FTIR spectroscopy coupled with cyclic voltammetry as a means to characterize interfaces between IL-based electrolytes and metal electrode surfaces.