Walter Houser Brattain

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Walter Houser Brattain
Brattain circa 1950
Born 10 Februar 1902(1902-02-10)
Xiamen, Fujian, Cheenae
Died 13 October 1987(1987-10-13) (aged 85)
Seattle, Washington, US
Naitionality American
Alma mater Whitman College
Varsity o Oregon
Varsity o Minnesota
Kent for Transistor
Awairds Stuart Ballantine Medal (1952)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1956)
Scientific career
Fields Pheesics, Electronic ingineerin
Institutions Whitman College
Bell Laboratories
Doctoral advisor John Torrence Tate, Sr.

Walter Houser Brattain (/ˈbrætən/; Februar 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) wis an American pheesicist at Bell Labs wha, alang wi fellae scientists John Bardeen an William Shockley, inventit the pynt-contact transistor in December, 1947.[1] Thay shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Pheesics for thair invention. Brattain devotit much o his life tae resairch on surface states.

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  1. "Walter H. Brattain". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 10 August 2011.