RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 79021334 LA English T1 Oral history interview with John Bardeen, A1 Bardeen, John., Hoddeson, Lillian,, YR 1980 AB 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.