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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - February 2023


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 which are 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 February 2023:


  1. The NASA Perseverance rover contains a module called MOXIE to create up to 10 grams per hour of oxygen by splitting carbon dioxide via electrolysis.

  2. Related to above, studies describe using electrolysis on the manganese perchlorate brine on Mars to produce oxygen and hydrogen using 25x less energy than the carbon dioxide splitting method employed by MOXIE.

  3. An estimated 13 sextillion MOSFETs (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors) have been manufactured throughout the world up to this point, and the total increases by multiple billions every day.

  4. In 2021, a company in Sweden delivered the world's first shipment of steel produced without the use of fossil fuels, replacing the carbon and petroleum coke used in production with green hydrogen.

  5. Los Alamos National Lab, which sits at 7500 ft elevation above sea level, monitors cosmic ray induced neutrons that can cause bit-flipping errors in computational circuits. At this 7500 ft elevation, bit flipping occurs at roughly 6.4x the rate as compared to sea level.

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