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Hideki Shirakawa

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Professor Hideki Shirakawa 白川 英樹 Shirakawa Hideki, born August 20, 1936) is a Japanese chemist and winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of conductive polymers together with Alan J. Heeger and Alan G MacDiarmid.

He was born in Tokyo.

He discovered the plastic film (polyacethylene) which can flow electric current. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000 in admiration of the discovery. Regarding to the mechanism of electric conduction, it is highly believed that the nonlinear excitations solitons play some roles.

In his distant kindred, Hitomi Yoshizawa, a member of the singer group Morning Musume Morning Girls (http://www.helloproject.com/) is present. Furthermore, Naoko Takahashi, the woman marathon gold medalist of the Sydney Olympics 2000, is his kindred.

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