CHEMIST

Akira Yoshino

1948 - Today

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Akira Yoshino (吉野 彰, Yoshino Akira, born 30 January 1948) is a Japanese chemist. He is a fellow of Asahi Kasei Corporation and a professor at Meijo University in Nagoya. He created the first safe, production-viable lithium-ion battery which became used widely in cellular phones and notebook computers. Yoshino was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 alongside M. Stanley Whittingham and John B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Yoshino has received more than 227,989 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Akira Yoshino is the 303rd most popular chemist, the 514th most popular biography from Japan and the 9th most popular Japanese Chemist.

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  • 230k

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  • 66.39

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Akira Yoshino ranks 303 out of 510Before him are Richard Smalley, Victor Goldschmidt, Mario J. Molina, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Georg Brandt, and William Prout. After him are Edward Frankland, Alexandre Brongniart, François-Marie Raoult, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, Richard J. Roberts, and Per Teodor Cleve.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Akira Yoshino ranks 100Before him are Tim Staffell, Wang Qishan, Stevie Nicks, Mischa Maisky, Jimmy Cliff, and Vincent Schiavelli. After him are Steven Chu, Toshio Suzuki, Pedro López, Nick Drake, Christa McAuliffe, and Alia Al-Hussein.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Yoshino ranks 514 out of 5,560Before him are Morihiro Hosokawa (1938), Yuriko Koike (1952), Kisho Kurokawa (1934), Hiroshi Kanazawa (1950), Matsukata Masayoshi (1835), and Koji Sasaki (1936). After him are Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Yoshimatsu Oyama (null), Satoshi Kon (1963), Emperor Jomei (593), and Eiichiro Oda (1975).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Akira Yoshino ranks 9Before him are Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Kenichi Fukui (1918), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Ryōji Noyori (1938), and Satoshi Ōmura (1935). After him are Koichi Tanaka (1959) and Masatoshi Shima (1943).