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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 299,381 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Akira Yoshino is the 302nd most popular chemist (up from 303rd in 2019), the 481st most popular biography from Japan (up from 514th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Chemist.

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.08

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  • 4.34

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Among chemists, Akira Yoshino ranks 302 out of 509Before him are Dudley R. Herschbach, Edward Frankland, M. Stanley Whittingham, Smithson Tennant, Antoine Baumé, and Carl Reichenbach. After him are Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Yuan T. Lee, Edwin G. Krebs, Alice Ball, J. D. Bernal, and Viktor Meyer.

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Among people born in 1948, Akira Yoshino ranks 127Before him are Vincent Schiavelli, Michael Kamen, Siim Kallas, Hema Malini, Rubén Blades, and Lluís Llach. After him are Kate Jackson, Krešimir Ćosić, George Abela, Alberto Manguel, Devlet Bahçeli, and Donna Karan.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Yoshino ranks 481 out of 6,048Before him are Hiroto Muraoka (1931), Hidetoshi Nakata (1977), Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192), Masahiro Hamazaki (1940), Taira no Masakado (903), and Mamoru Oshii (1951). After him are Kentaro Miura (1966), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Yukio Tsuda (1917), Masaoka Shiki (1867), Fujiwara no Kamatari (614), and Akiyuki Nosaka (1930).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Akira Yoshino ranks 9Before him are Osamu Shimomura (1928), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Kenichi Fukui (1918), and Ryōji Noyori (1938). After him are Koichi Tanaka (1959) and Masatoshi Shima (1943).