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Oral history interview with Robert Joseph Maurer, 1981 March 10 to 16.

Author: Robert Joseph Maurer; Lillian Hoddeson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Family background. Born 1913; school and university in Rochester, New York. Undergraduate chemistry major; Ph. D. in physics (Lee DuBridge), 1939; Massachusetts Institute of Technology as postdoc (Arthur von Hippel). War work at University of Pennsylvania, silicon diodes; with Frederick Seitz at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1944, working on Dark Track tube subcontracting, in conjunction with MIT Radiation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
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Named Person: Lee A DuBridge; Frederick Seitz; Leo Szilard; Eugene Paul Wigner; Arthur R Von Hippel
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Joseph Maurer; Lillian Hoddeson
OCLC Number: 80779523
Notes: Interview conducted by Lillian Hoddeson, 10 to 16 March 1981.
Interview conducted as part of the International Project in the History of Solid State Physics.
Description: 2 sessions, audiotape, 3 cassettes. Transcript, 43 p.

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Family background. Born 1913; school and university in Rochester, New York. Undergraduate chemistry major; Ph. D. in physics (Lee DuBridge), 1939; Massachusetts Institute of Technology as postdoc (Arthur von Hippel). War work at University of Pennsylvania, silicon diodes; with Frederick Seitz at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1944, working on Dark Track tube subcontracting, in conjunction with MIT Radiation Laboratory. University of Chicago in 1944 to join Eugene Wigner's group in the Manhattan District; Leo Szilard's graphite calculation and Maurer's experiment; Argonne National Laboratory visit in 1949. Discussions of published works on cuprous iodine, 1941; electrical properties of semiconductors; photoelectric effects, silver chloride and silver bromide. Head of the Office of Naval Research, Physics, 1948. From 1949, at University of Illinois, building solid state physics group.

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