Nobel Prize 2019

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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded  jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of Lithium-Ion Battery.

John Bannister Goodenough

John Bannister Goodenough is an American professor. His age is 97. Currently, he is working as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin as a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science.

Manley Stanley Whittingham is a professor of Chemistry born in the United Kingdom.

The 71-year-old Akira Yoshino Japanese Chemist who works as a professor of Meijo Univerisity.

Lithium-ion Battery (LIB) is the most commonly used rechargeable battery used nowadays in electronic devices like mobiles, laptops, cameras, etc.

Let’s try to easily understand this.In a Lithium-ion Battery, there are three major sections.i.Anode, the negative electrode is normally made up of graphite (nowadays, graphene is used).ii.Cathode, the positive electrode is made up of lithium cobalt oxide(LiCoO)iii. LiPF

At Cathode:

At Anode:

From the time of its onset till the recent date, this battery has undergone several changes in its performance, capacity, usability, safety and so on.