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Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Oral history interview with Sir Nevill Francis Mott, 1981 January 15 and December 30.
Comments on development of the band theory of solids before World War II. The postwar period. Bragg-Williams paper on order-disorder as forerunner of theory of co-operative effects. Quasi-particle theory. Main achievements summarized. Recalls what influenced his choice of research topics. Work on metal-insulator transition. Comments on Central European emigration during 1930s. Applications of electron theory of metals. Institutional affiliations, consultancies, etc. Unofficial networks in physics. Development of solid state physics as a discipline; evolution of financial suppport.
Nevill Francis Mott, 1905-1996. British theoretical physicist; also worked in semiconductors and solid state physics. Major affiliations include: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK, 1930-1933, 1954-1971; University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK, 1933-1948; and Taylor & Francis, London, England, UK, 1970-. FRS, 1936. Nobel Prize in physics in 1977 (with P.W. Anderson and J.H. Van Vleck).
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Energy-band theory of solids
Free electron theory of metals.
Metals.
Quasiparticles (Physics)
Solid state physics.
Solid state physics -- History
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Energy-band theory of solids.
Collective phenomena.
Braun, Ernest, 1925- interviewer.
Hoch, Paul interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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