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Through his experimental work Klaus von Klitzing opened up the research area of the quantized Hall effect which led to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1985. Nowadays this quantum phenomenon is worldwide accepted in high precision measurements of electrical resistances based on a fixed value of the convertional von-Klitzing-constant RK-90 = 25812,807 Ohm. The Quantized Hall Effect obtained special topicality when discussions started to implement fundamental constants as basis for the International System of Units. The more recent activities of Klaus von Klitzing generally concentrate on quantum phenomena in nano electronic devices.
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