Nobel in Chemistry Given for Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

The Nobel Prizes for work in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and toward peace are announced this week. Photo: jonathan nackstrand/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their work developing lithium-ion batteries that provided access to a technological revolution including mobile phones.

John B. Goodenough, born in Germany, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K. and Akira Yoshino of Japan shared the prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences .

Last year’s award was shared by three evolutionary scientists for work that led to cleaner fuels and new drugs to treat autoimmune diseases and some cancers.

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