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Functional materials at the flick of a switch

The function of materials that have been coated with an ionic liquid can be altered by applying an electric field to shuttle ions in and out. The technique has been used to make materials that have switchable properties. See Letter p.124

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Figure 1: Designing materials using ionic transport.


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Ramanathan, S. Functional materials at the flick of a switch. Nature 546, 40–41 (2017).

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