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Plastic fantastic : how the biggest fraud in physics shook the scientific world

Author: Eugenie Samuel Reich
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the scientific scandal that arose when researchers at Bell Laboratories discovered that wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schön falsified his data to prove that he had discovered a simpler way to make transistors, which would have drastically improved energy technology.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jan Hendrik Schön; Jan Hendrik Schön
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenie Samuel Reich
ISBN: 0230623840 9780230623842 0230224679 9780230224674
OCLC Number: 865294253
Notes: "A New Scientist best book of the year"--Cover.
Description: 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Into the woods --
Hendrik --
A slave to publication --
Greater expectations --
Not ready to be a product --
Journals with "special status" --
Scientists astray --
Plastic fantastic --
The Nanotechnology Department --
The fraud taboo --
Game over.
Responsibility: Eugenie Samuel Reich.

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Schon's discovery of a plastic that worked as a superconductor was noted as a scientific triumph before revelations that his discoveries were fake. This book analyzes the fraud and considers  Read more...

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'Reich's account is meticulously researched, based on interviews with over 120 scientists, friends and editors. It is gripping stuff: a surprising page-turner that is well worth reading.' - New Read more...

 
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