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    Goodenough, Whittingham and Akira Yoshino Win 2019 Nobel Prize For Chemistry

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    On Wednesday, the Nobel Prize was awarded for achievements in physics. It went to Canadian-American physicist James Peebles, Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor and his colleague, astronomer Didier Queloz.

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded on Tuesday to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the invention and development of lithium-ion batteries.

    "I am overcome with gratitude at receiving this award, and I honestly have so many people to thank I don't know where to begin," says Binghamton University Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham. "The research I have been involved with for over 30 years has helped advance how we store and use energy at a foundational level, and it is my hope that this recognition will help to shine a much-needed light on the nation's energy future."

    ​Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and often used in smartphones and laptops as well as other electronic devices.

    On 8 October, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Canadian-American physicist James Peebles, Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor and his colleague, astronomer Didier Queloz.

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