The names of the recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry have been announced. On Wednesday, October 9, the American John Goodenough, the British Stanley Whittingham and the Japanese Akira Yoshino were awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for their work on the development of lithium-ion batteries.
"Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used everywhere, from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles," says the Swedish Academy.
"Through their work, this year's Nobel laureates in chemistry laid the foundation for a wireless society and freed of fossil fuels."
Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in all 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. # NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/KXVfXlUT4BThe Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2019
John Goodenough, born in 1922 in Jena, Germany, made his career at the University of Texas at Austin, United States.
Stanley Whittingham, born in 1941 in the United Kingdom, is attached to Binghamton University in New York State.
Akira Yoshino, born in Suita, Japan, in 1948, works for the universities of Tokyo and Meijo, Nagoya.