Ionic Liquids: A Simple Model to Predict Ion Conductivity Based on DFT Derived Physical Parameters
Journal article, 2019

A model able to a priori predict ion conductivities of ionic liquids (ILs) is a desired design tool. We here propose a set of simple conductivity models for ILs composed of small ions by only using data easily derived from standard DFT calculations as input; ion volume, ion mass, ion moment of inertia, and the ion-ion interaction strength. Hence these simple models are totally without any need for experimental parametrization. All model are made from fits of 22 ILs based on 12 different cations and 5 different anions, resulting in correlations vs. experiment of R-2 approximate to 0.95 and MAE of 25-36%. Given their (very) simple layout and how fast they can be applied (and re-used), the models allow for ample screening of new IL designs, while not aimed for perfect predictions per se.

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Jonathan Nilsson Hallén

Chalmers, Physics, Materials Physics

Bodil Ahlström

National Electric Vehicle Sweden

Chalmers, Physics, Materials Physics

Maciej Jozef Marczewski

Chalmers, Physics, Materials Physics

Warsaw University of Technology

Patrik Johansson

Chalmers, Physics, Materials Physics

Frontiers in Chemistry

2296-2646 (ISSN)

Vol. 7 126

Subject Categories

Bioinformatics (Computational Biology)

Theoretical Chemistry

Probability Theory and Statistics



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