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Byram, Edward Taylor (E.T.)
Oral History interview with E.T. Byram and Talbot Chubb, 1987 July 8.
Topics discussed include: research equipment used at the Naval Research Laboratories including vacuum chambers, X-ray detectors, Geiger counters, vacuum spectrographs; collective approach to equipment development; Byram's on-the-job training in vacuum technology; Chubb's training for work with gases; demonstration of the vacuum chamber used for testing the HEAO (High Energy Astronomy Observatory) and a BS-1 type tube; work with NASA on the HEAO; history of the development of halogen gas tubes by Herbert Friedman; description of George Carruther's laboratory and gas filling station; development of quenching gas mixtures; comparison of gas filling techniques, 1950s and current.
Edward Taylor (E.T.) Byram (1914-). Physics. Education: University of Toledo, B.E. (1940). Professional experience: US Naval Research Laboratory, Head Rocket Astronomer, Atmosphere and Astrophysics Div., 1954-. Research interests: Atmosphere and astrophysics research in far ultra violet spectra from rockets.
Talbot Albert Chubb (1923-). Physicist. Education: Princeton, A.B. (1943); University of North Carolina, Ph.D., physics (1951). Professional experience: Tennesee Eastman Corporation, Research engineer, 1944-45; Naval Research Laboratory, Physicist, 1950-. Research interests: electrical discharges, upper atmospheric physics.
Byram, Edward Taylor (E.T.)
Chubb, Talbot A. (Talbot Albert)
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Vacuum technology
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
Chubb, Talbot A. (Talbot Albert)
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA