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October 2019

Nobel Prize 2019 winner John B. Goodenough uses WITec Raman microscopes for Li-Ion Battery research

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries."


Raman microscopy is a well-established and compelling technique for the characterization of electrochemical materials. John B. Goodenough’s research group at the University of Texas in Austin relies on a WITec alpha300 R for spectroscopic Raman imaging. (https://tmi.utexas.edu/facilities/instrumentation/witec-micro-raman-spectrometer-alpha-300)

Most recently, the group at the Texas Materials Institute and the Cockrell School of Engineering has published some of their latest findings using Raman Imaging among others to investigate improved electrodes and electrolytes:

Exceptional oxygen evolution reactivities on CaCoO3 and SrCoO3
Xiang Li, Hao Wang, Zhiming Cui, Yutao Li, Sen Xin, Jianshi Zhou, Youwen Long, Changqing Jin and John B. Goodenough
Science Advances 2019, 5, eaav6262

Garnet Electrolyte with an Ultralow Interfacial Resistance for Li-Metal Batteries
Yutao Li, Xi Chen, Andrei Dolocan, Zhiming Cui, Sen Xin, Leigang Xue, Henghui Xu, Kyusung Park, and John B. Goodenough
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6448−6455

Polar polymer-solvent interaction derived favorable interphase for stable lithium metal batteries
Jiwoong Bae, Yumin Qian, Yutao Li, Xingyi Zhou, John B. Goodenough, Guihua Yu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2019, 12, 3319−3327


WITec would like to congratulate John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for winning the 2019 Nobel Prize.