Akira Yoshino is the developer of the first commercially viable lithium-ion battery.

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Akira Yoshino is the developer of the first commercially viable lithium-ion battery.

As a young boy, Yoshino discovered chemistry after reading the book 'The Chemical History of a Candle' by Michael Faraday. Although he first dreamed about becoming an archaeologist, luckily for us he went into chemistry and developed lithium-ion batteries, which today are found everywhere from your mobile phone to electric cars.

Yoshino shared the 2019 chemistry prize with Stanley Whittingham and John Goodenough for their research on lithium-ion batteries: https://bit.ly/2nxoiaz 

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