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Oral History Interview — Dr. Alexandr Usikov


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Interview with Dr. Alexandr Usikov
By Yuri Ranyuk
At Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of National Academy of Science of Ukraine
August-September 1994

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Alexandr Usikov; August-September 1994

ABSTRACT: In this interview Usikov describes the development of radiophysical science in Ukraine from 1926 until 1994 and his contribution to the research. Discusses work in the Ukranian Physiko-Technical Institute Radiophysical Laboratory (headed by Abram Slutzkin), 1932-1955, including development of magnetrons in USSR, creation of the first Soviet impulse radiolokators "Zenith" and "Rubin", and postwar work of electronics department of Kharkiv Physical-Technical Institute. Also mentions creation and work radiophysical department of Kharkiv Physical-Technical Institute; creation and work of Institute of Radiophysics of Ukrainian Academy of Science; the Institute of Radiophysics (1955-1973) under Uskov's directorship, and with Viktor Shestopalov as director (1973-1994). Also discusses work of the separate acoustics laboratory and Academican Boris E. Paton.