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Albert S. Eisenstein papers, 1939-1953

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Eisenstein, Albert S(terling)

Size of collection

1.5 linear feet
3 manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

Professional papers of physicist Albert S. Eisenstein.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR162

Biographical Note

Physicist (x-ray diffraction, electronics). Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, staff (1942-1945); physics faculty, University of Missouri (from 1947).

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains Albert Eisenstein's manuscripts, notes, reprints, photographs, correspondence. The manuscripts include published and unpublished papers on vacuum tubes and electron emissions, and chapters of his book FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES, as well as papers delivered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Conferences of Physical Electronics (1947, 1952, 1953) and United States Navy Electron Emissions Conferences (1949, undated). The notes relate to Eisenstein's role as an instructor at MIT and the University of Missouri, and include drawings, graphs, and figures used as illustrations. The reprints by Eisenstein and others are on the subjects of electron emissions and physical electronics. Miscellaneous photographs include experimental apparatus, and experiments in x-ray-induced luminescence.

Restrictions on Use and Access

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Eisenstein, Albert Sterling, 1918-1953.

Institutions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
United States. Navy.
University of Missouri.

Subject terms

Electron tubes.
Electronics.
Electrons. Emission.
Luminescence.
Physics. Study and teaching.
Vacuum-tubes.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series - Series I, Albert S. Eisenstein papers. The collection has been left in its original arrangement, presumed to be that of Albert Eisenstein.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Newell S. Gingrich in 1964.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Albert S. Eisenstein papers, 1939-1953. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Albert S. Eisenstein papers, 1939-1953

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2014

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Albert S. Eisenstein papers

Box 1 Folder 1 Draft, notes on talk - "Semi-Conductor Properties of Oxide Cathode", 1949
Folder 2 Notes for seminar on electrical conductivity of semiconductors, Spring 1949
Folder 3 Notes for talk on properties of semiconductors, circa 1951 or 1952
Folder 4 Notes on Campbell effect for a solid state seminar, 1951
Folder 5 Manuscript for talk on electron-photon interactions in semiconductors (St. Louis University), May 1952
Folder 6 Typed comments on papers [student papers?], undated
Folder 7 Set of figures and captions [possibly for a chapter of FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES], undated
Folder 8 Copy of paper "Thermionic Emisson and Electron Defraction from Thin Films of Barium Oxide (Albert Eisenstein, Paul Russell), undated
Folder 9 Drafts of talks for solid state seminar, 1952-1953
Folder 10 Notes for talks, 1952-1953, undated
Folder 11 Reading notes, 1953
Folder 12 Edits and notes for FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES, 1953
Folder 13 Drafts of papers presented at meetings, 1944-1950, undated
Folder 14 "Scientific Discovery" - talk at Moberly Junior College, 1949
Folder 15 Miscellaneous: abstracts of unpublished works; National Research Council and fellowship information; paper on physical structure in oxide cathodes; correspondence from Signal Patent Agency, 1944-1946, undated
Folder 16 Manuscript and notes - paper on x-ray diffraction of liquid carbon tetrachloride, undated
Folder 17 Alpha file - C, D, undated
Folder 18 Alpha file - E, G, 1942, undated
Folder 19 Alpha file - H, J, 1939-1942, undated
Folder 20 Alpha file - K, L, 1939-1942, undated
Folder 21 Alpha file - M, 1943, undated
Folder 22 Alpha file - N-R, 1939-1942, undated
Folder 23 Alpha file - S, 1940-1941, undated
Folder 24 Alpha file - T-V, 1941, undated
Folder 25 Slides and graphs, undated
Folder 26 Figures, diagrams and charts, undated
Folder 27 Reprints, galleys, undated
Folder 28 Photographs, figures, and copy of paper "A Grid-Controlled X-Ray Tube", undated
Folder 29 Reprints and copies of published papers, 1939-1942, undated
Box 2 Folder 1 Notices of appointments with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Unviersity of Missouri, 1946-1947
Folder 2 Miscellaneous: War Manpower Commission; fellowships; reprints; transcripts, 1939-1947; undated
Folder 3 Draft - FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES, undated
Folder 4 University of Chicago, Institute for Nuclear Studies - blueprints, drawings, 1946
Folder 5 Manuscript, notes on x-ray induced luminescence, 1953
Folder 6 X-ray induced luminescence - notes, graphs, undated
Folder 7 X-ray induced luminescence - photos, graphs, tables, 1953, undated
Folder 8 X-ray induced luminescence - decay at 300 degrees K - graphs, tables, 1953, undated
Folder 9 X-ray induced luminescence - decay at room temperature (MgO/Magnesium Oxide) - graphs, tables, notes, 1953, undated
Folder 10 X-ray induced luminescence - notes from symposium on MgO/Magnesium Oxide, 1953
Folder 11 X-ray induced conductivity - paper/manuscript, graphs, photos, undated
Folder 12 Notes, graphs on electron counting and thermionic emission, 1953, undated
Folder 13 Notes, graphs on electron counting, 1947-1953, undated
Folder 14 Electron counting and multiplier characteristics - notes, manuscripts, graphs, reprints, 1948-1953, undated
Box 3 Folder 1 American Physical Society (APS) Division of Electron Physics (DEP), Research and Development Board Panel on Electron Tubes - Thermionic Emissions Conference - program, APS Bulletin, 1950
Folder 2 American Physical Society (APS) Division of Electron Physics (DEP), Research and Development Board Panel on Electron Tubes - Thermionic Emissions Conference - meeting information, photos, 1951
Folder 3 Office of Naval Research, Electron Emission Conference - meeting information, program, 1949
Folder 4 American Physical Society (APS) Division of Electron Physics (DEP), Research and Development Board Panel on Electron Tubes - Thermionic Emissions Conference - meeting information, photos, undated
Folder 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Physical Electronics conference - meeting information, notes, 1947
Folder 6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Physical Electronics conference - meeting information, notes, report, 1949
Folder 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Physical Electronics conference - program, notes, 1951
Folder 8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Physical Electronics conference - program, notes, 1952
Folder 9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Physical Electronics conference - photographs, notes, correspondence, 1953
Folder 10 Draft - Chapter III, "Electron Emisson from Composite Surfaces," FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES, undated
Folder 11 FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES - correspondence, drafts, notes, 1950-1952
Folder 12 Draft - FUNDAMENTALS OF VACUUM TUBES, undated