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Boot, Henry Albert Howard, 1917-
Oral history interview with Henry Albert Howard Boot, 1977 August 9.
Family background; undergraduate and graduate study at University of Birmingham; interruption of graduate studies by World War II in 1938; work on pulsed-radar transmitter at Ventron; thesis rechannelled into classified research by Marcus Oliphant; state of knowledge of high-powered tubes at Birmingham; plans for the magnetron with John T. Randall; comparison of Klystron and magnetron; improvements on and production of the magnetron for war use; other war work at Birmingham; Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch working on the atom bomb; the cyclotron; principal scientific officer of the Royal Naval Science Service at Baldock beginning 1948; contact with scientists from other countries; trip to United States; industrial uses of the magnetron; patent with the Admiralty.
Boot, Henry Albert Howard, 1917-
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Great Britain. Admiralty. Science Service.
University of Birmingham.
Atomic bomb
Cyclotrons.
Klystrons.
Magnetrons.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Radar transmitters.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Randall, John T.
Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1938- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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