Tech Highlights

Check out what’s trending in electrochemical and solid state technology! Read some of the most exciting and innovative papers that have been recently published in ECS’s journals.

The articles highlighted below are Open Access! Follow the links to get the full-text version.

“Modeling Volume Change due to Intercalation into Porous Electrodes”
Published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society
Lithium-ion batteries are electrochemical devices whose performance is influenced by transport processes, electrochemical phenomena, mechanical stresses, and structural deformations. Many mathematical models already describe the electrochemical performance of these devices. Some models go further and account for changes in porosity of the composite electrode. Read the rest.

“Chloride Ion Interaction with Oxide-Covered Aluminum Leading to Pitting Corrosion”
Published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society
Corrosion would be a much more common phenomenon were it not for the passive oxide film that forms on and protects the underlying metal. Instead, localized (crevice, pitting) corrosion commonly occurs through non-homogenous environments and through the action of aggressive anions such as the chloride ion. Read the rest.

“InZnSnO-Based Electronic Devices for Flat Panel Display Applications”
Published in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Thin film transistor (TFT) advances will play a key role in system-on-panel (SoP) concept for driver, sensor, memory and other devices in compact displays. In flat panel display technology, TFTs with better pixel transmittance and low-power, reliable switching capabilities, are needed for SoP systems and circuitry. Read the rest.

“Nitrogen-Doped TiO2 Nanoparticle-Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Pt-Free Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”
Published in ECS Solid State Letters
Over the past few decades, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have been actively studied given their promise of reasonable efficiency, fabrication costs, and environmental friendliness. One route to making DSSCs more economical is decreasing or eliminating the amount of Pt used in the counter electrode. Read the rest.

Tech Highlights was prepared by Mike Kelly of Sandia National Laboratires, Colm O’Dwyer of University College Cork, Ireland, and Donald Pile of Nexeon Limited. This issue of Tech Highlights was published in the latest issue of Interface.

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