Up to date: Oct 09, 2019 15:58 IST
Stockholm [Sweden], Oct 9 (ANI): The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was collectively awarded to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino on Wednesday “for the event of lithium-ion batteries.”
“The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the event of the lithium-ion battery. This light-weight, rechargeable and highly effective battery at the moment are utilized in every thing from cell phones to laptops and electrical autos,” an official assertion by the Nobel committee learn.
Elaborating on the person contributions of the three scientists, the official deal with of the Nobel Prize tweeted, “Chemistry Laureate John Goodenough doubled the lithium battery’s potential, creating the appropriate situations for a vastly extra highly effective and helpful battery.”
It additionally outlined that in 1970’s, it was Whittingham who had used lithium’s huge drive to launch its outer electron when he developed the primary purposeful lithium battery.
Sharing particulars of Yoshino’s breakthrough, the committee said that he had succeeded in eliminating pure lithium from the battery, as an alternative basing it wholly on lithium ions, that are safer than pure lithium.
“This made the battery workable in apply”, it tweeted.
Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised our lives since they first entered the market in 1991. These batteries can retailer vital quantities of vitality from photo voltaic and wind energy, making attainable a fossil fuel-free society.
Nobel Prize is a set of annual worldwide awards bestowed for excellent work in fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medication, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace.
This 12 months’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded, with one half to James Peebles for his theoretical discoveries in bodily cosmology, and the opposite half collectively to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for locating an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.
The worldwide award within the Physiology or Medication was collectively awarded to William G Kaelin Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza for his or her discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. (ANI)