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Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. [Offprint issue].
(New York, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1949). Offprint issue. Large 4to. 278x214 mm / 10.94x8.43 inches. Offprint from Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, pp.239-277, April, 1949. Original printed wrappers with wholes punched in the back (as issued). Library stamp dated August 1949 on front wrapper. Fine condition. 18 pp. Fine and clean throughout.. First edition, offprint issue, of the first comprehensive report of the transistor - one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. The invention of the transistor was first announced in three short letters by Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley, and Pearson, in The Physical Review (Number 2 Volume 74, 1948). The following year Bardeen and Brattain published the more comprehensive report "Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action" (as offered here). This paper was simultaneously published, the same month, in The Physical Review (Number 8 volume 75). In 1956 Bardeen and Brattain shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with William Shockley "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In 1972 Bardeen again received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the development of the theory of superconductivity (BCS-theory), and thus became the only person, until this day, to receive the Nobel Prize more than once in the same field. Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, No. 450 (the journal issue). Scarce in offprint
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