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Biography

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Benjamin Chalmers Frazer

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Dates

July 19, 1922 – June 23, 2010

Authorized Form of Name

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Additional Forms of Names

Frazer, Benjamin C.

Biography

Abstract

Benjamin C. Frazer was Consultant on Physics at the Southeastern Universities Research Association (1991-2010). Other institutional affiliations include the United States Department of Energy and Brookhaven National Laboratory. His research interests included phase transformations and ferroelectricity.

Important Dates

July 19, 1922Birth, Birmingham (Ala.).

1947Obtained BS, Auburn University (Alabama Polytechnic Institute), Auburn (Ala.).

1948Obtained MS, Auburn University (Alabama Polytechnic Institute), Auburn (Ala.).

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, Pennsylvania State Unviersity, State College (Pa.).

1952 – 1955Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1955 – 1958Physicist, Research Laboratories, Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

1958 – 1983Physicist (1958-1967); Senior Physicist (1967-1983); Chair, Department of Physics (1967-1974); and Associate Chair, Solid State Physics (1974-1975), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island (N.Y.).

1962 – 1963Guest Scientist, Puerto Rico Nuclear Center.

1974 – 1981Managing Editor, The Physical Review, American Physical Society.

1984 – 1991Physical Scientist (1984-1985) and Chief, Solid State Physics and Materials Chemistry, Division of Materials Sciences (1986-1991), United States Department of Energy, Washington (D.C.).

1991 – 2010Consultant on Physics, Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), Washington (D.C.).

June 23, 2010Death.

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Birmingham (Ala.)

Undergraduate Education

Auburn (Ala.)

Graduate Education

Auburn (Ala.)

State College (Pa.)

Employment

Long Island (N.Y.)

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Ferroelectricity.

Materials science.

Phase transformations (Statistical physics).

Solid state physics.

Synchrotron radiation.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Biondi, Manfred Anthony, 1924-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Hulm, John K.

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

McTague, John P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Mullins, William W.

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Slepian, Joseph, 1891-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

American Physical Society

Managing Editor, The Physical Review.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Associate; Physicist; Senior Physicist; Chair, Department of Physics; and Associate Chair, Solid State Physics.

Puerto Rico Nuclear Center

Guest Scientist.

Southeastern Universities Research Association (U.S.)

Consultant on Physics.

United States. Department of Energy

Physical Scientist and Chief, Solid State Physics and Materials Chemistry, Division of Materials Sciences.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Physicist, Research Laboratories.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Alabama Polytechnic Institute

Obtained BS (1947) and MS (1948).

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1952).

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