Nobel Chemistry Prize – level 1

15-10-2019 07:00

Three scientists win the Nobel Prize in chemistry this year. They create a lithium-ion battery. People across the world use it every day. It is in cellphones, laptops, or electronic vehicles. It is in the market since 1991. Our lives are very different, thanks to this battery.

M. Stanley Whittingham makes the first battery in the 1970s. This battery is not very good. It explodes. In the 1980s, John B. Goodenough makes some changes to the battery. In 1985, Akira Yoshino creates the first lithium-ion battery.

This battery is very important for all people. It is a start of wireless society that does not use fossil fuels.

Difficult words: wireless (not using wires or cables to transmit or charge something electronic), fossil fuels (people use coal, oil and gas for energy but they are very dirty).

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