Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Developers of Lithium-Ion Battery
A New York professor who helped develop a rechargeable battery that transformed mobile phones, laptops and many other devices has earned one of the world’s most prestigious awards.
Stanley Whittingham, who teaches at SUNY-Binghamton, was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday with two other scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, which are now used globally to power portable devices and even electric cars. They can also be used to store solar- and wind-generated electricity.
The Nobel committee described their “lightweight, rechargeable” creation as “the world’s most powerful battery,” as it can store “significant amounts of energy... making possible a fossil fuel-free society.”
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