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Professor Laurens Molenkamp

Winner of the  
2017
KFIP Prize for  
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Topic: Physics

Biography

Nationality: Netherlands

Professor-Laurens-MolenkampProfessor Laurens Molenkamp has significantly contributed to the experimental field of spintronics. His work includes groundbreaking methods for creating and manipulating spin-polarized charge-carrier states in semiconductors, with the potential to develop magnetic storage devices. Professor Molenkamp has experimentally confirmed the quantum spin-Hall effect, which firms up the field of topological insulators, a novel
form of quantum matter.

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