US-UK-Japan Trio Wins Chemistry Nobel Prize for Development of Lithium-ion Battery

Three scientists on Wednesday were awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to a growth of lithium-ion batteries, that have reshaped appetite storage and remade cars, mobile phones and many other inclination in an increasingly unstable and electronic world.

The esteem went to John B Goodenough of a University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham of a State University of New York during Binghamton; and Akira Yoshino of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University in Japan.

Goran Hansson, secretary ubiquitous of a Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, pronounced a esteem was about “a rechargeable world.”

In a statement, a cabinet pronounced lithium-ion batteries “have revolutionized a lives” — and a laureates “laid a substructure of a wireless, hoary fuel-free society.”

The Nobel cabinet pronounced a lithium-ion battery has a roots in a oil predicament in a 1970s, when Whittingham was operative to rise methods directed during heading to hoary fuel-free appetite technologies.

The prizes come with a 9-million kronor ($918,000) money award, a bullion endowment and a diploma that are conferred on Dec. 10 — a anniversary of Nobel’s genocide in 1896 — in Stockholm and in Oslo, Norway.

Prize owner Alfred Nobel, a Swedish nobleman who invented dynamite, motionless a physics, chemistry, medicine and novel prizes should be awarded in Stockholm, and a assent esteem in Oslo.

On Tuesday, Canadian-born James Peebles won a Physics Prize for his fanciful discoveries in cosmology together with Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who were respected for anticipating an exoplanet — a universe outward a solar complement — that orbits a solar-type star.

Americans William G. Kaelin Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza and Britain’s Peter J. Ratcliffe won a Nobel Prize for advances in physiology or medicine on Monday. They were cited for their discoveries of “how cells clarity and adjust to oxygen availability.”

Two novel laureates are to be announced Thursday, since final year’s endowment was dangling after a liaison rocked a Swedish Academy. The desired Nobel Peace Prize is Friday and a economics endowment on Monday.

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