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Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1980 February 13.

Author: John Bardeen; Lillian Hoddeson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Discusses the collective history of the discovery and development of the transistor. Describes the different interpretations of Shockley, Brattain, and others; discusses the military's lackluster response to transistor discovery. Describes the discovery of PN junction and the importance of early silicon research; discusses his group's search for semiconductor amplifier. Lists and describes what he believes to be the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Transcript
Named Person: Walter H Brattain; William Shockley
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Bardeen; Lillian Hoddeson
OCLC Number: 79021334
Notes: Advance notice of two business days required to use audio or video tapes.
Interview conducted by Lillian Hoddeson at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif. on 13 February 1980.
Description: Transcript: 29 pp.

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Discusses the collective history of the discovery and development of the transistor. Describes the different interpretations of Shockley, Brattain, and others; discusses the military's lackluster response to transistor discovery. Describes the discovery of PN junction and the importance of early silicon research; discusses his group's search for semiconductor amplifier. Lists and describes what he believes to be the most crucial experiments during this time of development; discusses the accidental nature of some of their research. Describes the various applications for junction transistors and their development in the military and consumer sectors.

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