Wednesday (October 9): The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2019
“Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. Through their work, this year’s Chemistry Laureates have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society,” The Nobel Committee said.
With the glory comes a 9-million kronor ($918,000) cash award to be shared, a gold medal and a diploma.
The laureates receive them at an elegant ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10 the anniversary of Nobel’s death in 1896 together with five other Nobel winners.
The sixth one, the peace prize, is handed out in Oslo, Norway, on the same day.
About Li-ion battery:
The lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery.
Lithium-ion batteries power the lives of millions of people each day. From laptops and cell phones to hybrids and electric cars, this technology is growing in popularity due to its light weight, high energy density, and ability to recharge.
They are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for military and aerospace applications.