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By Amy Prieto
Colorado State University 

Lithium ion Nobel Prize shows how individual brainstorms add up to world-transforming innovations


October 11, 2019

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(THE CONVERSATION) Nobel Prizes in Chemistry seem to rotate between novel compounds, revolutionary measurement techniques, and insights into how atoms can be combined to form new molecules and solids. This year, however, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the inventors of a device that has revolutionized how people use energy on demand – the ubiquitous lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

The greatest challenge to creating this device was developing its three main compo...

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