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Brattain Walter C24

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Image title: 
Transistor Inventors Drawing
Credit line: 
Drawing by S. Harris, Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Description: 

'Twenty-five years ago -- December 23, 1947 -- three Bell Laboratories scientists succeeded in amplifying an electrical signal by sending it through a very specially prepared crystal of germanium. The event marked the invention of the transistor. The three inventors, John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain, in 1956 received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work.'

Photo date: 
circa 1972
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 9.5 x 6 inches)
Person(s): 
Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987
Bardeen, John
Shockley, William, 1910-1989