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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - October 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 October 2023:


  1. Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) lead-acid batteries were first introduced in the 1980s, notable for having the sulfuric acid within the battery be absorbed by a fiberglass mat, thus making the battery spill-proof.

  2. BMW's iX concept car incorporated e-ink technology across the entire exterior of the car to change its color between white, black, and gray on command.

  3. The first ever international shipment of liquefied hydrogen, cooled to -253 degrees C and condensed to 1/800th of gas volume, occurred on January 28th 2022 between Australia and Japan.

  4. Recent advancements in nanoelectrodes enable them to perform spatially resolved electrochemical measurements of dopamine and acetylcholine in brain synapses, which are only between 20-100 nm wide.

  5. Researchers recently demonstrated the ability to use fast discharge steps to recover lost capacity in Li-ion cells, when the source of lost capacity is attributable to isolated Li that has detached from the anode.

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