The development of the lithium-ion battery has won the chemistry Nobel Prize

Three scientists win for helping create the lightweight, rechargeable devices

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino

Three scientists, John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino (from left), have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries.

From left: Cockrell School of Engineering/Univ. of Texas at Austin; Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton Univ.; Heinz Troll/European Patent Office

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