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Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981.
Oral history interview with John R. Woodyard, 1976 August 27.
Testing klystrons at Wright Field for blind landing, at request of Wilmer L. Burrow of Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sperry Gyroscope research contract with Stanford University, San Carlos and Garden City plants. Contact with solid state physics through use of old-fashion crystal detectors in the klystron. Bell Laboratories and other centers for research in microwaves; John Pierce and other scientists in semiconductor work. Cooperation among industrial labs and the military for war effort; doping of germanium; history of silicon detectors, Winfield Salisbury's contribution, William P. Cook, Karl Lark-Horovitz. Sperry patent; first semiconductor amplifier designed by Woodyard but not claimed on patent; the Sperry-Texas Instruments patent suit. Work on the Manhattan Project, 1942. Joined Lark-Horovitz at Purdue University following war to continue research in electron linear accelerator. Move to Berkeley's Radiation Laboratory; continued work on transistors. Also prominently mentioned are: William Webster Hansen, R. A. Heising, Vivian Annabelle Johnson, Jones, Guglielmo Marconi, Arthur Norbert, Russell S. Ohl, David Sloan, and Bill Wasson.
Deceased 1984.
Lark-Horovitz, K. (Karl), 1892-1958.
Marconi, Guglielmo.
Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Purdue University.
Sperry Gyroscope Company, inc.
Stanford University.
Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Crystal detectors.
Germanium.
Gyroscope.
Klystrons.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Microwaves.
Patents.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Radar.
Semiconductors.
Silicon diodes -- History.
Solid state physics.
Transistors.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Burrow, Wilmer L.
Cook, William P.
Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949
Heising, R. A.
Johnson, Vivian A. (Vivian Annabelle), 1912-
Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1938-
Ohl, Russell S.,
Pierce, John R, (John Robinson), 1910-2002-
Salisbury, Winfield.
Sloan, David.
Wasson, Bill.
Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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