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An illustration of 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize winners John Goodenough of the US, Britain's Stanley Whittingham and Japan's Akira Yoshino. Picture: @NobelPrize/Twitter.

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Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize

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.