We are studying the electrodeposition of metal alloys from ionic liquids (a salt in the liquid state) to enable a wider range of compositions and a greater control over film morphology. This may enable new alloy thin-film deposition for catalysis or corrosion- and wear-resistant coatings and help develop deposition for light metals and alloys for high-energy-density experiments.
Stadermann, M. 2018. "Evaluation of a Ag/Ag2S Reference Electrode with Long-Term Stability for Electrochemistry in Ionic Liquids." Electrochemistry Communications 88: 105–108. doi: 10.10.19/elecom.2018.02.005. LLNL-JRNL-742242.