John Goodenough

Developing a Nobel technology: A review of lithium-ion battery cathode chemistry

By Lisa McDonald / April 3, 2020

In 2019, three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. A recent review article by ACerS Fellow Arumugam Manthiram traces the work done by John Goodenough’s group on oxide cathodes.

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Good enough for a Nobel—lithium-ion batteries are the focus of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By Lisa McDonald / October 11, 2019

On October 9, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists for their work to develop lithium-ion batteries. John Goodenough, a luminary in the field of solid-state physics, is one of this year’s winners—learn more about his history and current research.

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Electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes could yield higher-performing batteries

By Faye Oney / May 12, 2017

Electroplating may soon be the newest process to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have devised a method to eliminate inactive materials in lithium cathodes, resulting in batteries that are 30% more powerful and less expensive.

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Glass interlayer prevents dendrite formation to lead solid-state battery revolution

By April Gocha / March 7, 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin is trying to revolutionize the battery world with a new and improved all-solid-state sodium-ion battery that has three times higher energy density than today’s lithium-ions.

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Ultrathin aluminum oxide layer boosts performance of garnet ceramic solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.

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Father of lithium-ion cathode innovates new material to charge the future of sodium-ion batteries

By April Gocha / October 13, 2015

Materials scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have created another new cathode material—this time to propel sodium-ions into the future power mainstream.

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