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Electrochemistry News Items & Facts - September 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 September 2023:

  1. Since 2015, gold has traded at higher prices than platinum (often 2x more) even though platinum is thought to be 30x rarer than gold and more expensive to mine.

  2. The 2022 model of Samsung's Eco Remote stores energy in a supercapacitor rather than a battery, and harvests energy from radio frequency signals and a solar panel to recharge the capacitor.

  3. A new class of wireless radio frequency harvesting microelectronics called "osseosurface electronics" adhere to the bone surface and contain sensors to record various metrics like bone strain.

  4. "Biosupercapacitors" are miniaturized capacitors made of biocompatible materials designed to operate in the bloodstream, with the smallest of such devices currently on the order of 0.001 cubic millimeters.

  5. Monochromatic e-ink technology consists of microcapsules with positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles in liquid, which is then encased in a film layer.

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