|提及的人：||Walter H Brattain; William Shockley|
John Bardeen; Lillian Hoddeson
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Interview conducted by Lillian Hoddeson at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif. on 13 February 1980.
|描述：||Transcript: 29 pp.|
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.