Walter Houser Brattain

  • walter houser brattain
    brattain circa 1950
    born(1902-02-10)february 10, 1902
    xiamen, fujian, qing dynasty
    diedoctober 13, 1987(1987-10-13) (aged 85)
    seattle, washington, us
    alma materwhitman college
    university of oregon
    university of minnesota
    known fortransistor
    awardsstuart ballantine medal (1952)
    nobel prize in physics (1956)
    scientific career
    fieldsphysics, electronic engineering
    institutionswhitman college
    bell laboratories
    doctoral advisorjohn torrence tate, sr.

    walter houser brattain (ən/; february 10, 1902 – october 13, 1987) was an american physicist at bell labs who, along with fellow scientists john bardeen and william shockley, invented the point-contact transistor in december of 1947.[1] they shared the 1956 nobel prize in physics for their invention. brattain devoted much of his life to research on surface states.

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Walter Houser Brattain
Brattain circa 1950
Born(1902-02-10)February 10, 1902
DiedOctober 13, 1987(1987-10-13) (aged 85)
Alma materWhitman College
University of Oregon
University of Minnesota
Known forTransistor
AwardsStuart Ballantine Medal (1952)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1956)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, Electronic engineering
InstitutionsWhitman College
Bell Laboratories
Doctoral advisorJohn Torrence Tate, Sr.

Walter Houser Brattain (ən/; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with fellow scientists John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the point-contact transistor in December of 1947.[1] They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. Brattain devoted much of his life to research on surface states.