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Introduction

Torriero, Angel A.J. 2015, Introduction. In Torriero, Angel A.J. (ed), Electrochemistry in ionic liquids. Volume 1: fundamentals, Springer International, Cham, Switzerland, pp.1-3, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13485-7_1.

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Title Introduction
Author(s) Torriero, Angel A.J.ORCID iD for Torriero, Angel A.J. orcid.org/0000-0001-8616-365X
Title of book Electrochemistry in ionic liquids. Volume 1: fundamentals
Editor(s) Torriero, Angel A.J.ORCID iD for Torriero, Angel A.J. orcid.org/0000-0001-8616-365X
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 10
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Publisher Springer International
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Summary As liquid media at a temperature less than 100 °C that possess some level of ionic conductivity, it is immediately of interest to consider the use of ionic liquids (ILs) as electrolytes to carry out electrochemical processes. This has of course the origins of the modern era of interest in ionic liquids via the work of Wilkes and coworkers in the 1990s [1]. Applications in electrowinning and electrodeposition have developed including processes for a range of metals from copper and zinc to lithium and aluminium [2]. Some metals such as titanium remain, however, stubbornly difficult to electrodeposit [3]. A range of applications in electrochemical devices, including batteries, fuel cells, and solar cells have also emerged and are being thoroughly discussed in Volume 2 (Electrochemistry in ionic liquids. Applications). In parallel to this, there has emerged the need to understand more in detail some important fundamental concepts of electrochemistry as well as the interest on fundamental electrochemical process taking place in an ionic liquid medium and in identifying the ways in which the processes differ, or not, from conventional solvent systems as a result of the highly charged medium [4–6]. Thereby, in this book, special emphasis is placed on showing which aspects of electrochemistry in ionic liquids are different from electrochemistry in conventional solutions. Furthermore, new electrochemical concepts and theories are presented. The book commences with a deep and comprehensive discussion on electrode/electrolyte interface reactions, interface structure, and its critical properties for all electrochemical applications. Chapter 2 discusses these fundamental concepts along with some in situ techniques, such as electrochemical impedance and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, suitable for the characterization of electrode/IL interfaces.
ISBN 9783319134840
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13485-7_1
Field of Research 030604 Electrochemistry
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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