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LeRoy Woodard Apker

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Dates

June 11, 1915 – 1970

Authorized Form of Name

Apker, LeRoy Woodard

Biography

Abstract

LeRoy W. Apker studied the photoelectric emission of electrons from semiconductors and discovered the phenomenon of exciton-induced photoemission in potassium iodide. The LeRoy Apker Award was established as a memorial by Jean Dickey Apker and the American Physical Society.

Important Dates

June 11, 1915Birth, Rochester (N.Y.).

1937Obtained AB, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1941Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1941 – 1970Physicist, GE Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1955Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1970Death.

Occupation

Experimental physicist.

Places

Birth

Rochester (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Rochester (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Rochester (N.Y.)

Employment

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Subjects

Microwave spectroscopy.

Photoemission.

Potassium iodide.

Relationships

People

Family

Apker, Jean Dickey

Wife; they studied the photoelectric emission of electrons from semiconductors and discovered the phenomenon of exciton-induced photoemission in potassium iodide.

Advisors & Collaborators

Taft, E. A.

Collaborated on the photoelectric emission of electrons from semiconductors and discovered the phenomenon of exciton-induced photoemission in potassium iodide.

Colleagues

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Additional

Conwell, Esther M. (Esther Marley), 1922-2014

Fellow graduate students at University of Rochester.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Fellow graduate students at University of Rochester.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Fellow graduate students at University of Rochester.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Gross, Evgenii Fedorovich, 1897-1972

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Physicist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1955 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained AB (1937) and PhD (1941).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Evgenii F. Gross papers, 1918-1972.

St. Petersburg Branch. Archive.

Russian Academy of Sciences

Universitetskaia hab., 1, Korp. 2, St. Petersburg 199034