Lithium-ion battery developers awarded 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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United States scientist John Goodenough, along with Stanley Whittingham from Britain and Akira Yoshino of Japan, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries, the award-giving body said on Wednesday.

“This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($906,000) prize.

In 2013, Goodenough was presented with the National Medal of Science award by then-US President Barack Obama.

The award is presented by the president of the US to those who have made important contributions in science and engineering.

 

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