The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded three scientists with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their ground-breaking research on lithium-ion batteries. Those honoured are John Goodenough from the USA, Stanley Whittingham from the United Kingdom and Akira Yoshino from Japan. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) would like to cordially congratulate the three researchers on their award.
“Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised our way of life,” outlined the Nobel Prize Committee in their statement. Scientists at BAM have also been researching the safety of this energy source for many years, which will play an increasingly important role in terms of future mobility transformation and climate protection. BAM's legal responsibilities include approvals for the transport of untested lithium battery prototypes and specifications for handling defective and damaged batteries.