University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 1-6.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201912057

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Nobel Prize for Lithium-Ion Battery and the Scientific Spirit

Yunhui Huang*()   

  • Received:2019-12-18 Accepted:2019-12-19 Published:2019-12-23
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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was rewarded to three scientists, John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, for their great contribution in the field of lithium-ion batteries. After more than 40 years' development, lithium-ion batteries have been widely used in our daily life, which is inseparable from the creation, exploration and hard work of millions of scientists all over the world. This paper expatiates the scientific spirit of innovation, pragmatism, interdiscipline and cooperation, and demonstrates the importance for scientific research as well as talents cultivation from the views of the stories of the Nobel laureates especially of Professor Goodenough.

Key words: 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Lithium-ion battery, Scientific spirit, Innovation and pragmatism, Interdiscipline and cooperation