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Ion Condensation at the Electrified Liquid/Liquid Interface

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Title: Ion Condensation at the Electrified Liquid/Liquid Interface
Author(s): Mihaylov, Miroslav
Abstract: Interfacial ion distributions underline numerous electrochemical and biological processes, including electron and ion transfer across charged biomembranes ,biomolecules,mineral surfaces, and at the liquid-liquid interface between two electrolyte solutions. Liquid-Liquid interface is formed at the boundary of aqueous solution of hydrophilic ions i.e roughly speaking water with salt in it and a polar organic solution of hydrophobic ions i.e. oil 1,2-Dicholorethane . This particular oil is heavier than the water and the ion dissolved in it is called TPFB TetraPhenylFluoroBorate. It is approximately 20 times larger than a water molecule. This picture is a visual representation of condensation of the TPFB ion at the oil-water interface that has been experimentally confirmed with X-ray reflectivity measurements at the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne national lab.
Issue Date: 2011
Type: Image
Description: Entry 2011 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library, April 13-May 30, 2011.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/8102
Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College
Date Available in INDIGO: 2012-01-05
 

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