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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - June 2022

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 June 2022:

  1. The price of lithium-ion batteries has decreased by 97% from 1991 through 2018, and prices fall by an average of 19% for every doubling of capacity

  2. German physicist Emil Warburg was the first person to use the concept of impedance on electrochemical systems by deriving a diffusion process function, which now bears his name "Warburg impedance"

  3. Electricity transmission and distribution losses equaled about 5% of the total amount of electricity transmitted and distributed in the USA from 2015 through 2019

  4. Modern phosphorescent (AKA glow in the dark) materials use Strontium aluminate, capable of emitting about 10x more light than Zinc sulfide which used to be the compound of choice for glow in the dark applications

  5. General Motors is the first prominent investor into a project tasked with extracting lithium from the briny waters of the Salton Sea in California, potentially enough to provide more than 40% of lithium demand worldwide

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