Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino honoured for development that sparked portable technology revolution

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The Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.

John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor (£74o,000) prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Wednesday.

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