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Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes Chapter 8

Polymerized Ionic Liquid Films in Strong Electric Fields: Ion Transport and Nanopatterning

R. Kumar, V. Bocharova, E. Strelcov, A. Tselev, L. Collins, I.I. Kravchenko, S. Berdzinski, V. Strehmel, O.S. Ovchinnikova, J.A. Minutolo, J.R. Sangoro, A.L. Agapov, A. Kisliuk, A.P. Soko
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States

pp. 514 - 517

Keywords: polymerized ionic liquids, nanofabrication, polymer softening, scanning probe microscopy, ionic transport

The current work represents an important step in a search for novel materials and experimental techniques that would allow for controllable and inexpensive methods of surface patterning with nanoscale resolution. The novelty of the nanopatterning approach that we present lies in a combination of new ion-containing material, polymerized ionic liquid, and strong localized electric field.