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Lithium-ion batteries power 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - short science news and articles

The Lithium-ion battery, which is now a days used to power everything from cell phones to laptops as well as electric cars powered the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for this year.

These batteries store sufficient energy from both solar and wind power making it possible to help our society to slowly move towards being fossil-fuel free.

While Stanley Whittingham did the foundation work for these batteries in 1970, John Goodenough in 1980 increased its potential for changing the cathode used in the batteries. This spurred Akira Yoshino to release the first commercially viable lithium-ion battery in 1985. The prize was shared by the three laureates.

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