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Maurer, Robert Joseph, 1913-
Oral history interview with Robert Joseph Maurer, 1981 March 10 and 15.
Family background. Born 1913; school and university in Rochester, New York. Undergraduate chemistry major; Ph.D. in physics (Lee DuBridge), 1939; Massachusetts Institute of Technology as postdoc (Arthur von Hippel). War work at University of Pennsylvania, silicon diodes; with Frederick Seitz at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1944, working on Dark Track tube subcontracting, in conjunction with MIT Radiation Laboratory. University of Chicago in 1944 to join Eugene Wigner's group in the Manhattan District; Leo Szilard's graphite calculation and Maurer's experiment; Argonne National Laboratory visit in 1949. Discussions of published works on cuprous iodine, 1941; electrical properties of semiconductors; photoelectric effects, silver chloride and silver bromide. Head of the Office of Naval Research, Physics, 1948. From 1949, at University of Illinois, building solid state physics group.
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994-
Maurer, Robert Joseph, 1913-
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Szilard, Leo.
Von Hippel, Arthur R. (Arthur Robert), 1898-
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995-
Argonne National Laboratory
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
United States. Office of Naval Research.
University of Chicago.
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester.
Bromides.
Chlorides.
Cuprous iodide.
Graphite.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Photoelectricity.
Semiconductors.
Silicon diodes.
Solid state physics -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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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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