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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - December 2021

Every day, we all use battery powered devices at home, drive vehicles, eat packaged foods, and drink clean water. These are a few examples of the countless aspects of our modern lifestyles reliant on electrochemistry - broadly defined as the study of how electricity interact with materials.

As an electrochemistry instrumentation company, Admiral Instruments proudly serves our customers who are among the millions of scientists, engineers, & technicians around the world using potentiostats to uncover new ways electrochemistry may benefit us all.

To celebrate how electrochemistry has shaped the past, touches our present-day lives, and influences the future, every month Admiral Instruments posts five notable news articles, publications, & trivia somehow related to electrochemistry. Click on each entry to read more from the source article!

Electrochemistry News Items & Facts for December 2021:

  1. 78% of all cars in the world are painted in an "achromatic" coating, meaning they are either white, black, gray, or silver.

  2. The Ford F-Series is the most popular pickup truck in the USA, accounting for 250 per 10,000 vehicles in the USA. An all-electric version was unveiled in May 2021 and is currently in pre-production.

  3. Perovskites, referring to calcium titanium oxide and other compounds with the same crystal structure, were first discovered in Russia's Ural Mountains in 1839.

  4. Approximately 1,600 miles of hydrogen gas pipelines are currently in operation in the USA. For context, there are about 3 million miles of natural gas pipelines currently in operation in the USA.

  5. Electricity utility providers sometimes offer "negative billing rates" to pay users to consume electricity to encourage enough demand load to maintain their grid's AC frequency within equipment tolerance, otherwise the unused power will cause damage to the generators.

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