As a Chemistry major, I tend to keep half an eye on what’s happening in that world and why I am pretty keen on material science and battery technologies. I was very pleasantly surprised to read that John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on Lithium-Ion batteries which began back in the 1970s. The Nobel Prize twitter account explains why these three were collectively picked in this short but wonderful thread. You can dig deeper (PDF) over on the Nobel Prize website as well.
My dear friend Steve is a very smart guy and he has come up with a gem of post that explains how to take good care of your batteries. If you try to stop charging around 80% and never drop below 30%, you should be able to double the battery’s service life…..Stay away from third-party … Continue reading How to take care of your batteries