Journal article

An Electrifying Choice for the 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize: Goodenough, Whittingham, and Yoshino

Jean-Luc Bredas, Jillian M Buriak, Frank Caruso, Kyoung-Shin Choi, Brian A Korgel, M Rosa Palacin, Kristin Persson, Elsa Reichmanis, Ferdi Schuth, Ram Seshadri, Michael D Ward

Chemistry of Materials | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2019

Abstract

As editors of a materials chemistry journal, we are thrilled at the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, for their contributions that have led to the modern lithium ion battery (Figure 1). As the Nobel Prize Committee states succinctly, “They created a rechargeable world.”(1) The commercial and societal rewards of experimental research typically require decades to reach fruition, and lithium ion batteries were no different, with crucial leads dating back to the 1960s, and even earlier.(2) Materials chemistry journals only emerged 30 years ago with the advent of Chemistry of Materials, the Journal of Materials Chemistr..

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