Lithium-ion battery’s creator John Goodenough passes away at 100

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The sad news is comming out and it is, Lithium-ion battery’s creator John Goodenough passes away at 100.

At 97 years old, Goodenough became the oldest recipient of a Nobel Prize when he shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanley Whittingham of Great Britain and Akira Yoshino of Japan for their individual studies on lithium-ion batteries.

Nobel laureate John Goodenough passed away on Sunday, a month shy of turning 101. He was a pioneer in the invention of lithium-ion batteries, which today power millions of electric vehicles worldwide.

Over the course of his career, the American “was a leader at the forefront of scientific research,” according to Jay Hartzell, president of the University of Texas at Austin, where Goodenough spent 37 years teaching.

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