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Crystal Clear : the Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II.

Author: Richard J Thompson
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Quartz crystal-a technology that changed the tide of World War IISome of the defining leaps in technology in the twentieth century occurred during the Second World War, from radar to nuclear energy. Often left out of historical discussions are quartz crystals, which proved to be just as pivotal to the Allied victory-and to post-war development-as other technologies. Quartz crystals provided the U.S. military, for  Read more...
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Thompson, Richard J.
Crystal Clear : The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Thompson
ISBN: 9780470051283 0470051280
OCLC Number: 768732243
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Crystal Clear: The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "We Were Heavily Armed and We Had Crystals"; 1 From Wire to Wireless: The Development--and Acceptance--of Tactical Radio; 2 Crystal Control--the Great Gamble; 3 The Signal Corps Lays the Foundation; 4 Nothing Else to Do but Grind Crystals; 5 Riding the "Flat Wheel Limited"--Overseeing a Mass Production Industry; 6 Supplying a Mass Production Industry--the Civilian Government Steps In. 7 "The Whole Radio Crystal Program of the Armed Services Depends Upon the Success of the Procurement Program in Brazil. Nothing Must Be Allowed to Interfere With It"8 "God Made Lots of Small Crystals"; 9 The Aging Crisis--Stopgap Measures; 10 The Aging Crisis--Physics to the Rescue!; 11 "Without Crystals You Have Radio; With Them, Communications"; Appendix 1: Crystal-Controlled Equipment; Appendix 2: Crystal Manufacturers; References; Index.

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Quartz crystal-a technology that changed the tide of World War IISome of the defining leaps in technology in the twentieth century occurred during the Second World War, from radar to nuclear energy. Often left out of historical discussions are quartz crystals, which proved to be just as pivotal to the Allied victory-and to post-war development-as other technologies. Quartz crystals provided the U.S. military, for the first time, with reliable communication on the front lines, and then went on to become the core of some of the most basic devices of the post-war era, from watches, clocks, and co.

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