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Tech & Science Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel chemistry prize

19:21  09 october  2019
19:21  09 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Scientist, 97, becomes oldest ever winner of Nobel Prize

  Scientist, 97, becomes oldest ever winner of Nobel Prize Three scientists have taken home the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, including the oldest ever winner. The trio, John B Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, share the nine million krona prize (£740,099). © Imagebridge The trio helped to refine and develop lithium-ion batteries Mr Goodenough is the oldest ever winner of a Nobel prize at the age of 97.The three worked together on developing and refining rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, making the age of global information technology, mobile and fossil-fuel free revolutions possible.

Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the development of lithium - ion batteries . American Goodenough, at 97, becomes the oldest winner of a Nobel prize . He shared the award equally with Whittingham from Britain and

Rechargeable lithium - ion batteries can be found in pretty much everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles, and can store significant amounts of — The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2019 . Stanley Whittingham first laid the foundations for lithium - ion batteries during the oil crisis in

STOCKHOLM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, an important technology in enabling the world to move away from fossil fuels.

American Goodenough, at 97, becomes the oldest winner of a Nobel prize. He shared the award equally with Whittingham from Britain and Yoshino of Japan.

"This rechargeable battery laid the foundation of wireless electronics such as mobile phones and laptops," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($906,000) prize.

Goran K Hansson (C), Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and academy members Sara Snogerup Linse (L) and Olof Ramström, announce whe winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 9, 2019. - John Goodenough of the US, Britain's Stanley Whittingham and Japan's Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, said. (Photo by Naina Helen JAMA / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo by NAINA HELEN JAMA/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images) Goran K Hansson (C), Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and academy members Sara Snogerup Linse (L) and Olof Ramström, announce whe winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 9, 2019. - John Goodenough of the US, Britain's Stanley Whittingham and Japan's Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, said. (Photo by Naina Helen JAMA / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo by NAINA HELEN JAMA/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

"It also makes a fossil fuel-free world possible, as it is used for everything from powering electric cars to storing energy from renewable sources."

Whittingham developed the first functional lithium battery in the early 1970s. Goodenough doubled the battery's potential in the following decade and Yoshino eliminated pure lithium from the battery, making it much safer to use.

The prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace were created and funded in the will of Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901.

The Nobel prizes for medicine and physics were awarded earlier this week. The awards for literature, peace and economics will be announced in the next few days.


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