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Technology Chemistry Nobel Hails Work on Batteries That Changed Society

15:36  09 october  2019
15:36  09 october  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino

  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for their research in improving battery technology. © JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/AFP/Getty Images The Nobel Prize takes its name from Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel. The trio will share the prize for their work on "the development of lithium-ion batteries," according to the Nobel committee."Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles," tweeted the committee.

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of lightweight lithium-ion batteries , the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday in Stockholm.

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(Bloomberg) -- Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., Japan’s Akira Yoshino and German-born John Goodenough won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries that have changed everyday life with rechargeable power sources enabling mobile phones and electric cars.

Such batteries have “revolutionized our lives” since they first entered the market in 1991, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on Wednesday. “They have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society, and are of the greatest benefit to humankind.”

“This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles,” the academy said. “It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.”

Pioneers of lithium-ion batteries win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  Pioneers of lithium-ion batteries win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists credited with the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor ($905,000) prize, which was announced today by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. RechargeableRechargeable lithium-ion batteries can be found in pretty much everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles, and can store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power.

Lithiumion batteries have also enabled the development of long-range electric cars and the storage The battery ’s anode was partially made from metallic lithium, which has a strong drive to release They have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society , and are of the greatest benefit to

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Whittingham in the 1970s first discovered it was possible to shuttle lithium atoms from one electrode to another at room temperature, facilitating rechargeability. When the battery material -- lithium -- proved prone to catching fire, it took the work of Goodenough to make it into a usable device. Yoshino’s research on ensuring chemical stability crowned the current lithium-ion battery.

The product “is changing the way we do many things, the way we interact with each other and the physical environment, the way we consume energy,” said Colin McKerracher, an analyst at BloombergNEF. “The amount of interaction you have is only going to go up from here.”

Annual prizes for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, peace and literature were established in the will of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite, who died in 1896. The total amount for each of the 2019 prizes is 9 million kronor ($906,000).

--With assistance from Dimitra Kessenides.

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Nobel Prize in chemistry winners developed lithium-ion batteries .
The first lithium-based battery was developed by an oil company. Now these batteries threaten the existence of the entire oil industry.The lithium-ion battery story started during the oil crises of the 1970s, when companies like Exxon began investing in oil alternatives and new energy sources. Whittingham, a materials scientist, was hired to develop batteries.

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