Ionic liquids as novel lubricants: Application to nano-electromechanical systems

Oleg A. Mazyar*, Angeline M. Cione, Brandon D. Booth, G. Kane Jennings, Clare McCabe

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Tribological properties of imidazolium based ionic liquids confined between two ordered self-assembled monolayers of alkylsilane chains on a silicon dioxide surface were studied using molecular dynamics simulations. Effects of lubricant layer thickness were considered. A critical surface energy was required for the ionic liquids to form a continuous film. This finding was supported through simulations of ionic liquid contact angles on surfaces of different composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
ISBN (Print)9780816910229
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20079 Nov 2007


Conference2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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