Stockholm: The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been announced and this year John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have been awarded with the prestigious honour for their extensive research and development work on lithium-ion batteries that lead to the development of Smartphone batteries.
Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized the world of technology. The batteries power everyday products such as smart phones, laptops and even electric vehicles. “Through their work, this year’s Chemistry laureates have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel free society,” the Nobel Foundation said while announcing this year’s winners.
John B. Goodenough was born in Germany in 1922 and is currently at the University of Texas in the US M. Stanley Whittingham was born in 1941 in the UK and currently teaches at the Binghamton University in the US. Akira Yoshino was born in 1948 in Japan and is currently a professor at the Meijo University in Japan.