Hybrid Battery Inventor Stanford Ovshinsky Dies At 89

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Hybrid Battery Inventor Ovshinsky Dies At 89

Stanford photo provided to the press by the family.

Unless you’re into the history of electric and electric vehicle technology, the are you might not recognize the name of Ovshinsky.

But if you’ve ever a Toyota Prius Hybrid, or any of all-electric cars with hydride battery packs, have used the revolutionary technology that he developed.

As reported by The New York Times. died on Wednesday night at his in the suburbs of Detroit from associated with pancreatic

He was 89 years old.

Unlike of his peers, Ovshinsky never to college, but earned an estimated 200 patents during his lifetime.

He was a fellow of the American Physical and the American Association for the Advancement of

Ovshinsky’s work in the field of namely that small or thin films of amorphous exposed to a charge can instantly their structures to carry amounts of current, paved the way for from solar panels to displays and rewritable compact

The field of study he invented, he named “ovonics,” saw him compared to luminaries as Albert Einstein and Edison.

2004-2009 Toyota battery pack, second

It is Ovshinsky’s work with energies, however, that green car fans will him for.

Working closely his late second wife Ovshinsky—an established scientist in her own with degrees in zoology and and a doctorate in biochemistry—Ovshinsky developed a new of nickel metal hydride with a new internal structuring.

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His battery technology allowed battery packs to be used in drain situations for the first which, alongside a low self-discharge made them ideal for use in and hybrid cars.

While Ovshinsky’s new battery was a technological breakthrough, the auto wasn’t keen on adopting battery packs.

Thanks to a story involving legal from major automakers, and oil firms, the Ovionics NiMH design patent became difficult to license.

Even so, the of today’s hybrid cars use the battery technology which helped develop, while his inventions continue to directly almost every person who has used a computer, driven a or generated their own electricity roof-mounted photovoltaic solar

Ovshinsky, will be sorely


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