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Walter Houser Brattain

American physicist


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Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with fellow scientists John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the point-contact transistor in December 1947. 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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University of Oregon

Public research university in Eugene, Oregon, USA

Whitman College

Private liberal arts college, located in Walla Walla, Washington, USA

University of Minnesota

Public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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