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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - January 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 January 2023:

  1. The 787 Dreamliner aircraft features the first commercial aviation usage of electrochromic windows, using five voltage setpoints to darken conductive gel between two glass layers.

  2. In a cathode ray tube, electrons are ejected from the cathode and accelerated through a voltage gradient, gaining 600 km/s for every volt they are accelerated through.

  3. Researchers recently turned Tootsie Rolls into electrodes for saliva-based medical diagnostics with a stable frequency response between 0.1 to 100 kHz.

  4. The Formula E race started in 2014 as an all-electric variation of Formula 1 racing, but each car is built to the same battery specs of 800V and 54 kWh capacity.

  5. The updated USB-C 2.1 standard released in 2021 increased maximum power support up to 240W (48V at 5A). The previous standard only delivered 100W (20V at 5A).

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