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Brattain, Walter Houser (Walter)

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists


1902 - He was born in Amoy, China on the 10th of February.

1924-1926 - Brattain earned that degree and an M.A. degree from the University of Oregon.

1929 - He then moved eastward, taking his Ph.D. degree in physics at the University of Minnesota.

         - He worked at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., and was hired by Bell Telephone     Laboratories.

1946 - He initiated a general investigation of semiconductors that was intended to produce a practical solid state amplifier.

1956 - He won Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention.

1987 - He died on the 13th of October.


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