Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Mark S. Gordon
The discovery of room temperature ionic liquids followed by the discovery of the versatility and range of uses for room temperature ionic liquids has spurred research in nearly every field of chemistry. The subfield ionic liquid chemistry devoted to energetic ionic liquids is particularly of interest for aerospace and military applications for use in developing ionic liquids that react with spontaneous ignition on contact with common strong oxidizers. However, the mystery of what causes some ionic liquids to have an incendiary reaction while others do not continues to elude researchers. Herein is one path to finding the secret of hypergolic ionic liquids.
Caleb Michael Carlin
Carlin, Caleb Michael, "Finding the spark: Predicting hypergolicity in ionic liquids" (2016). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 15673.