Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

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Stockholm: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”.

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 9 million Swedish kronor cash prize.

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At the age of 96, Prof Goodenough is the oldest person ever to win the award.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is one of the five Nobel Prizes that were established by the will of Alfred Nobel.

Published on: Oct 9, 2019 at 15:47 IST

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