Lithium-ion batteries win chemistry Nobel Prize

epa07907063 A screen displays the portraits of the laureates of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (L-R) John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino 'for the development of lithium-ion batteries' during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, 09 October 2019. EPA-EFE/Naina Helen Jama/TT SWEDEN OUT

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The winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry are three scientists who have been awarded the prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were announced as this year’s winners at a ceremony in Stockholm.

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

The physics prize was awarded yesterday to three scientists for contributing to our understanding of Earth’s place in the cosmos.

On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their “discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.”

The winners will get 9 million Swedish krona (roughly €830,000).

Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom. One scientist had developed an enzyme and the other two had developed a method to evolve new proteins.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said last year’s winners had “harnessed the power of evolution.”

 

Via Nobel Prize

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