Chemie-Nobelpreis für Forschung an Lithium-Ionen-Akkus

Welt / 09.10.2019 • 22:48 Uhr / 3 Minuten Lesezeit
John Goodenough ist mit 97 Jahren der älteste Nobelpreisträger überhaupt. AFP
John Goodenough ist mit 97 Jahren der älteste Nobelpreisträger überhaupt. AFP

Stockholm Für die Entwicklung besonders leistungsfähiger Batterien bekommen drei Forscher den diesjährigen Nobelpreis für Chemie. Der US-Amerikaner John Goodenough, der in Großbritannien geborene Stanley Whittingham und der Japaner Akira Yoshino seien entscheidend an der Entstehung von Lithium-Ionen-Batterien beteiligt gewesen, teilte die Königlich-Schwedische Akademie der Wissenschaften am Mittwoch in Stockholm mit. Die leichten, wiederaufladbaren und starken Batterien werden in zahlreichen Alltagsprodukten eingesetzt, etwa Handys, Laptops, Digitalkameras und Elektro-Fahrzeugen. Goodenough, der 1922 in Jena als Sohn US-amerikanischer Eltern zur Welt kam, ist mit 97 Jahren der älteste Nobelpreisträger überhaupt.

Lithium-Ionen-Batterien könnten große Mengen an Solar- und Windenergie speichern und machten so eine Welt frei von fossilen Kraftstoffen möglich, teilte die Königlich-Schwedische Akademie weiter mit.

This this May 27, 2015 photo provided by Binghamton University, Professor M. Stanley Whittingham poses for a portrait in Vestal, N.Y. Whittingham is among three scientists who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, for their work leading to the development of lithium-ion batteries. He shares the prize with John B. Goodenough, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas, and Japan's Akira Yoshino, of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University. (Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton University via AP)

This this May 27, 2015 photo provided by Binghamton University, Professor M. Stanley Whittingham poses for a portrait in Vestal, N.Y. Whittingham is among three scientists who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, for their work leading to the development of lithium-ion batteries. He shares the prize with John B. Goodenough, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas, and Japan’s Akira Yoshino, of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University. (Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton University via AP)

Asahi Kasei honorary fellow Akira Yoshino, 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Asahi Kasei honorary fellow Akira Yoshino, 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOPSHOT - American professor and solid-state physicist, John Goodenough, one of three winners of the Nobel Chemistry Prize, attends a press conference at The Royal Society in London on October 9, 2019. - Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society. John Goodenough of the United States -- at 97 the oldest person to be awarded a Nobel prize -- Britain's Stanley Whittingham, and Japan's Akira Yoshino will share the nine million Swedish kronor (about $914,000 or 833,000 euros) prize equally, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

TOPSHOT – American professor and solid-state physicist, John Goodenough, one of three winners of the Nobel Chemistry Prize, attends a press conference at The Royal Society in London on October 9, 2019. – Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society. John Goodenough of the United States — at 97 the oldest person to be awarded a Nobel prize — Britain’s Stanley Whittingham, and Japan’s Akira Yoshino will share the nine million Swedish kronor (about $914,000 or 833,000 euros) prize equally, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)