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Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here’s a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future.
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M. Stanley Whittingham was one of three scientists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries – used to power mobile phones, laptops and electric cars.
Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough and Akira Yoshino created a safe, light, rechargeable battery that has revolutionised society and is probably powering the device you’re reading this on right now.
M. Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino made the batteries in our pockets possible.
A battery’s power comes from a chemical reaction that happens inside the cell.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded crucial advances in these small, powerful, easy to charge batteries.
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Last week in SA the “world’s largest” lithium ion battery was launched. Will its storage capacity and versatility be a game-changer for Australia’s energy market?
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