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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.
Burrow, Wilmer L.
Cook, William P.
Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949
Heising, R. A.
Johnson, Vivian A. (Vivian Annabelle), 1912-
Lark-Horovitz, K. (Karl), 1892-1958.
Marconi, Guglielmo.
Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1938-
Ohl, Russell S.
Pierce, John R. (John Robinson), 1910-2002
Salisbury, Winfield
Sloan, David
Wasson, Bill
Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Purdue University.
Sperry Gyroscope Company, inc.
Stanford University.
Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Crystal detectors.
Germanium.
Gyroscope.
Klystrons.
Microwaves.
Patents.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Radar.
Semiconductors.
Silicon diodes -- History.
Solid state physics.
Transistors.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
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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