|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale IV
||Mechanical Testing of a Nanostructured Lyotropic Mesophase Material from an Ionic Liquid Monomer
||Bineh Ndefru, Millicent Firestone, Veronica Livescu, George T. Gray, James Valdez
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been explored for use as solvents, electrolytes, CO2 absorbers, and nuclear fuel processors, amongst many other uses. This work investigates structure-property relationships of the highly nanostructured and tunable liquid crystal mesophases created by the self-assembly of vinlydecylimidazolium chloride IL monomers. The stereolithography for this material was done on a Kudos 3D printer. Experimentation on these materials incorporates the use of multiple mechanical tests accompanied by DIC measurements, as well as X-ray characterization techniques to assess the structural response at multiple length scales. We assess the relation of nanostructure to both mechanical and electronic properties, given previous results showing that compression of this material impacts conductivity.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume