Three people eligible for pioneering lithium-ion batteries powered by electric appliances won the Nobel Prize in chemistry (by Engadget in Spanish).
The three scientists are Juan B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M. Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University, and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University. Each individual has developed a unique set of lithium ion batteries that can be used to make everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.
The Nobel Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious awards, with a prize pool of SEK 9 million (~ $ 905,000). All scientists share that monetary value.
Whittingham was the first scientist to be involved in the development of lithium-ion batteries when, in the 1970s, he invented a new way to make ionic ions into ions. Then Goodenough showed that it was possible to save four bucks for the system in the 1980s. Finally, in 1985, Yoshino created the first business battery based on the work of two men.
Considering the powerful impact lithium ion batteries have had on the world since 1985, one might say that this long-held honor has been held by these three scientists. Goodenough, 97, is a Nobel laureate.
The next time you pay for your smartphone, laptop, smartphone, e-bike, electric car, or Bluetooth portable speakersYou will realize that most responsibilities have the potential to do that.