09 October 201912.23 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to John B. Goodenough M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium ion batteries". With their research they have made a fundamental contribution to the development of rechargeable batteries that we use in smartphones, laptops and thousands of devices of various types. Lithium ion batteries are considered a possible solution for the development of electric cars and for the conservation of excess energy obtained from renewable sources.