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Bardeen, John.
Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1980 February 13.
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.
John Bardeen (1908-1991). Physicist (solid state). Research physicist, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1945-1951; Prof. of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1951. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956 and 1972.
Bardeen, John
Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987.
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Junction transistors.
Transistors -- History.
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Hoddeson, Lillian, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA