Shirakawa, Hideki (1936-) is a Japanese chemist. He won the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry for the discovery and development of conductive polymers, plastic materials in which electric current can flow.
MacDiarmid, Alan Graham (1927-), a New Zealand-born American chemist. He shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry with American physicist Alan Jay Heeger and Japanese chemist Hideki Shirakawa who discovered and developed plastic materials through which electric current can flow. See more »