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John Goodenough

Co-Inventor of the Lithium-ion Battery
Born: 7-25-1922 in Jena, Germany

John Goodenough is often referred to as the father of the lithium-ion battery. He developed materials that provide the high-energy density required to power portable electronics. Batteries incorporating Goodenough’s materials are used globally for mobile phones, laptops and other wireless devices, as well as power tools and electric and hybrid vehicles. He holds numerous patents, authored eight books and more than 800 journal articles.

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