Lithium-ion batteries changed our everyday life – they are ubiquitous in gadgets, computers and electric vehicles.
The Nobel prize in chemistry this year was awarded to the chemists John Goodenough (John B. Goodenough), Stanley Whittingham (M. Stanley Whittingham) and Akira Yoshino (Yoshino Akira), the development of lithium-ion batteries, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN.
As noted on Twitter the Nobel prize, Li-ion batteries changed our everyday life – they are ubiquitous in gadgets, computers and electric vehicles.
In 1970, American chemist Stanley Whittingham developed the first working lithium battery.
American John Goodenough suggested cobaltic lithium as the cathode in the battery, and set the stage for a much more powerful and practical batteries. The Goodenough 97 years old, making it one of the oldest Nobel laureates in history.
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Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino has managed to create a battery without the use of pure lithium which is based on lithium ions. So the technology has become more secure and workable in practice.
The 2019 #NobelPrize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” pic.twitter.com/LUKTeFhUbg
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2019