StorageX International Symposium
Sponsored by Stanford’s StorageX Initiative

Novel Aqueous & Non-aqueous Chemistries for Energy Storage
Friday, April 23, 2021
7:00am-8:45am Pacific Time (14:00-15:45 GMT)

StorageX’s Symposium spotlights “Novel aqueous and non-aqueous chemistries for energy storage” this week. (more…)

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Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 0800 Eastern US (see time chart below for other local times)
Register here (free for all): https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9KynqrmbTY2teo2gPeLKzw
CorroZoom website: https://fcc.osu.edu/corrozoom

A Framework for Pitting Corrosion Based on Pit Growth Stability 
Gerald S. Frankel
Fontana Corrosion Center, The Ohio State University, USA (more…)

IBM Research

An Argon-filled “glove box” in the IBM Research Battery Lab, which is used to prepare air-sensitive battery materials such as lithium metal anode and electrolyte formulations, both of which were used in this new battery design. Courtesy: IBM Research

By Young-Hye Na, Manager of Advanced Battery Research Program, IBM Research-Almaden, US

Our world has no shortage of problems to solve. We now stand at a critical juncture for global action to address our most pressing challenges; from the COVID pandemic to climate change and so much more.

IBM has long recognized the urgency to find more sustainable solutions to tackle these problems (The Urgency of Science). For the first time in history we have the right tools at our disposable to do so. AI (artificial intelligence)—combined with advanced computing and access to enormous volumes of data via a secure and open hybrid cloud—can significantly accelerate the process of scientific discovery and the creation of more sustainable materials for use across a broad range of industries, including energy and batteries. 

Better batteries for cleaner energy

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IOP Publishing—the Society’s digital publishing partner—invites the ECS community to enjoy the complimentary March issue of Physics World, the world’s leading physics magazine. Don’t miss open access to features from acclaimed physicists and science writers, comprehensive news and analysis, and incisive opinion pieces, along with valuable career advice, reviews of the best new books, and updates on the latest research breakthroughs and physics-based technologies.

A potent partnership

Every month Physics World is sent to all members of the Institute of Physics (IOP), one of the largest physical societies in the world. The Electrochemical Society entered into a partnership with IOP and its publishing branch, IOP Publishing, over a year ago. Together, the two organizations have over 200 years of expertise in scientific publishing excellence. IOPscience hosts the ECS Digital Library and the ECS Webinar Series is available on the Physics World website. (more…)

Guest blog by Sujan Shrestha, PhD, Applications Engineer, Admiral Instruments

This is a guide for electrochemists interested in understanding and validating the DC accuracy of their potentiostats. To begin, it’s important to understand how to properly interpret the specifications of the potentiostat to calculate the expected accuracy of current and voltage measurements. Keep in mind that accuracy, precision, etc., also depend on the device under test (DUT). A reliable measurement can’t be obtained from a DUT whose electrochemical properties are in constant flux. (more…)