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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - July 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 interacts 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 and battery cyclers 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 July 2023:

  1. The terminology "running rust" refers to the controversial practice by the US Navy of deploying vessels for long periods of time without corrosion control, even for brand new warships.

  2. IBM and Samsung recently unveiled the creation of Vertical Transport Field Effect Transistors (VTFET), stacking transistors perpendicularly on a chip for current to flow vertically, in addition to side-to-side current flow that happens in traditional transistors. VTFETs are estimated to reduce power consumption by 85%, or enable 2x faster processing speed.

  3. Princeton University recently created the world's purest sample of gallium arsenide, featuring 1 impurity per 10 billion atoms. This level of purity exceeds even the purest silicon which is used to verify the 1kg mass standard.

  4. The electrical power transmission grid of the contiguous 48 states in the USA consists of 120,000 miles (190,000 km) of powerlines operated by 500 different companies.

  5. An article published in Nature on the topic of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements on battery studies report that EIS is not frequently used in Li-based battery publications. The article shows only approximately 6,000 publications disclosed EIS measurement results out of a sample size of 115,000 publications, representing just 5%.

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