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Akira Yoshino

Lithium-ion battery pioneers win Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:57 -- Paul Crompton
Image icon John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino are the Nobel laureates in chemistry for 2019 Photograph- Niklas Elmehed:Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The three people responsible for bringing lithium-ion battery technology to the world have been awarded Nobel prizes in chemistry.

The Nobel laureates are professors John B. Goodenough (the oldest recipient of the prize), M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino.

The prize was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on 9 October.

Watch the announcement on Youtube here: "https://www.youtube.com/embed/rgdDPHh_5es"

Image: John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino are the Nobel laureates in chemistry for 2019 Image: Niklas Elmehed/Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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Daramic hails top honour for Li-battery pioneer

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:02 -- John Shepherd
Daramic hails top honour for Li-battery pioneer

The prestigious Japan Prize for science and technology has been awarded to Dr Akira Yoshino for his “significant contributions” to development of the lithium-ion battery, US-based separator firm Daramic has announced.

Dr Yoshino is a fellow of Japan’s Asahi Kasei, of which Daramic is a subsidiary.

 

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