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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - November 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 November 2023:


  1. In fluorescent lamps, a device known as a "ballast" briefly supplies high voltage to make an arc between two electrodes, and then the ballast reduces the voltage and current applied to make a steady light output.

  2. The transition many all-electric automakers are making from NCA or NMC to LFP Li-ion battery chemistry is enabling the recommendation that the vehicles be charged all the way to 100% SOC as standard, rather than the 80-90% SOC typically recommended for NCA or NMC to prolong battery lifetime.

  3. Flying drones with equipment designed to seed clouds with electric charge to promote cloud formation and rainfall are being tested in the United Arab Emirates as an alternative to particle seeding technology for cloud formation.

  4. A new optical switch has been produced that can perform 1 trillion operations per second, which is between 100x to 1000x faster than today's leading commercially-available electronic transistors.

  5. Researchers recently developed an electrodialysis-based "artificial leaf" capturing up to 3.3 millimole/hr of carbon dioxide per 4 cm2 of material, which is 100x better than other systems.

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