On April 5—when the ECS paywall comes down—more than 160,000 scientific journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts become available at no charge. Free the Science Week 2021 reaffirms the Society’s long-term vision for open access: research that is openly available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Tag articles of interest now, to access them quickly when the paywall comes down!
Fifth annual Free the Science Week
ECS is celebrating its fifth annual Free the Science Week from April 5-11, 2021. For the duration of the week, the ECS Digital Library, hosted on IOPscience, is freely accessible to everyone. The Library includes the Society’s entire collection of published research including the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field. (more…)
On February 10, 2021, The Electrochemical Society hosted Dr. Reza Javaherdasti’s live webinar, “Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: Tips, Myths, Skills.” Dr. Javaherdashti is General Manager at Eninco Engineering B.V., The Netherlands. Below are Dr. Javaherdasti’s responses to questions asked in the Q&A session following his talk.
Dr. Javaherdashti has taught more than 5000 hours about electrochemical corrosion, corrosion management, and microbial corrosion to various industries worldwide. In this webinar, he discussed and explained the most important theoretical and practical aspects of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and microbiologically influenced deterioration (MID) mechanisms and how industry practitioners can recognize them.
Guest blog by Dr. Alyson Lanciki, Scientific Editor, Metrohm International
The International Space Station (ISS), launched in 1998, is a modular satellite in low orbit around the Earth, which is visible even with the naked eye.
In October, NASA launched an Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply ship. This cargo ship carried an experimental system on board used to study the oxidation of ammonia under microgravity conditions to convert urine into water on the ISS. Improving this waste management system has far-reaching repercussions for longer exploratory missions where the weight of the payload must be optimized with the amount of water needed (which is heavy) to sustain life during the trip. Given the limited resources aboard a spaceship, the recovery of water from all processes is of great importance. (more…)
Dr. Richard B. Kaner
Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Materials Innovation
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Date: March 10, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical and Comsol
Call for Papers
The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue on molecular electronics, covering emerging molecular electronic devices and allied topics. This issue features novel molecular systems, their organization or their grafting on surfaces, and their integration in molecular junctions or molecular transistors of various sizes. It presents transport mechanisms within such systems, new paradigms, and new electronic and optoelectronic functionality obtained using molecules as the active components in devices (rectifiers, transistors, memories, etc.). Also addressed is the development of devices of academic and technological interest with superior properties and size shrinkage advantages. The needed characterization tools (spectroscopic, microscopic, etc.) are of interest, too. (more…)
If you missed the opportunity to submit your abstract, and are interested in participating in our digital event, it is not too late!
The 239th ECS and 18th IMCS meetings will be held and scheduled as fully digital events. Rather than travelling to Chicago, all presenting authors are requested to submit digital presentation files (video, and/or slide deck or poster) in advance of the meeting. These materials will be available to all global attendees for on-demand viewing throughout the meeting dates.
The ECS Europe Section has elected a new Executive Committee and members at large to serve in 2021 and 2022. The new officers are Prof. Philippe Marcus, Chair; Prof. Roberto Paolesse, Vice Chair; Prof. Robert Lynch, Secretary; and Prof. Jan Macák, Treasurer. Voting, which was open to all members of the Europe section, closed on January 31.
The elected members at large are:
- Dr. Krzysztof Bienkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Dr. D. Noel Buckley, University of Limerick, Ireland
- Prof. Stefan De Gendt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Prof. Geir Haarberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Dr. Adriana Ispas, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
- Dr. Deborah Jones, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
- Prof. Pawel Kulesza, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Dr. Krzysztof Miecznikowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Dr. Iwona Agnieszka Rutkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Prof. Zbigniew J. Stojek, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Dr. Petr Vanýsek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
- Dr. Benjamin Wilson, Aalto University, Finland
Gerald Frankel, Ohio State University Professor and Journal of The Electrochemical Society Corrosion Science and Technology Technical Editor, is hosting CorroZoom, a webinar series focusing on corrosion science. The next webinar, “Corrosion of Additive Manufactured Materials” presented by Nick Birbilis, will take place on February 24, 2021, at 0800h EST.
Corrosion of Additive Manufactured Materials
Australian National University
Prof. Xiulie “David” Ji
Oregon State University, U.S.
Date: March 04, 2021
Time: 1000h PT / 1300h ET
Presented by the ECS Pacific Northwest Section
The design of storage batteries entails a holistic view. This webinar summarizes five dimensions of considerations for the design of storage battery chemistries from a chemical reaction’s point of view. Electrode materials and ion charge carriers are the reactants; electrolytes are the reaction medium; battery configurations describe the operation fashion of the reactors; the electrode-ion chemical bonding reflects the nature of the chemical reaction, which affects the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of batteries. The permutations of these five dimensions result in ten unique approaches. The chemical-reaction nature of batteries can be a vantage that unifies rather than compartmentalizes a new paradigm of storage battery research. (more…)