Photograph of John B. Goodenough with artistic effects

Professor John B. Goodenough, 2019 Nobel Laureate and pioneering innovator of lithium-ion battery development, has died at age 100. His contributions to the field have profoundly shaped our modern society—lithium-ion batteries have remained the world’s most reliable battery system for nearly half a century and have revolutionized our daily lives by paving the way for portable electronics and more viable renewable energy sources.

Prof. Goodenough leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of published work that spans 70 years, including a wealth of research articles contributed to ACS journals—he published his latest article in Chemistry of Materials at the age of 99. In remembrance of his impact and contributions to the field of chemistry, we present a selection of noteworthy research spanning Prof. Goodenough’s decades-long career as well as additional content highlighting his achievements throughout the years.

Remembering John B. Goodenough: Highlights from ACS Journals

Virtual Issue

Virtual Issue: John Goodenough at 100

This collection of articles from Chemistry of Materials marks the occasion of John Goodenough’s 100th birthday and reflects his wide-ranging contributions to the materials science of metal oxides, ranging from magnetism and electronic structure to ionic mobility and electrochemistry.

Editorial: Preface for the Special Issue of Chemistry of Materials in Honor of Professor John B. Goodenough on His 100th Birthday

Reviews, Perspectives, and Viewpoints

John Goodenough’s 100th Birthday Celebration: His Impact on Science and Humanity
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c01343

Changing Outlook for Rechargeable Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b03110

Perspective on Engineering Transition-Metal Oxides
DOI: 10.1021/cm402063u

The Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery: A Perspective
DOI: 10.1021/ja3091438

Challenges for Rechargeable Li Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/cm901452z

Research Articles

Interfacial Chemistry Enables Stable Cycling of All-Solid-State Li Metal Batteries at High Current Densities
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c00752

Upgrading Traditional Organic Electrolytes toward Future Lithium Metal Batteries: A Hierarchical Nano-SiO2-Supported Gel Polymer Electrolyte
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00412

Fast Li+ Conduction Mechanism and Interfacial Chemistry of a NASICON/Polymer Composite Electrolyte
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b12233

Li3N-Modified Garnet Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries Operated at 40 °C
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03902

Garnet Electrolyte with an Ultralow Interfacial Resistance for Li-Metal Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b03106

Low-Cost High-Energy Potassium Cathode
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12598

Electrochemical Nature of the Cathode Interface for a Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery: Interface between LiCoO2 and Garnet-Li7La3Zr2O12
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03870

Removal of Interstitial H2O in Hexacyanometallates for a Superior Cathode of a Sodium-Ion Battery
DOI: 10.1021/ja512383b

Estimating Hybridization of Transition Metal and Oxygen States in Perovskites from O K-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1021/jp410644j

Hollow Carbon-Nanotube/Carbon-Nanofiber Hybrid Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/ja408421n

Evolution of Strategies for Modern Rechargeable Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/ar2002705

New Anode Framework for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
DOI: 10.1021/cm200441h

Double-Perovskite Anode Materials Sr2MMoO6 (M = Co, Ni) for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
DOI: 10.1021/cm8033643

Lithium Insertion into Transition-Metal Monosulfides: Tuning the Position of the Metal 4s Band
DOI: 10.1021/jp8038847

Surface protonation and electrochemical activity of oxides in aqueous solution
DOI: 10.1021/ja00162a006

Additional Highlights from ACS

Podcast: For John Goodenough’s 100th birthday, Stereo Chemistry revisits a fan-favorite interview with the renowned scientist Chemical & Engineering News

Congratulations to 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino ACS Axial

Video: Lithium-ion batteries are (finally) Goodenough Chemical & Engineering News

An Electrifying Choice for the 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize: Goodenough, Whittingham, and Yoshino Chemistry of Materials

Goodenough wins 2017 Welch Award Chemical & Engineering News

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