Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

11-16-1956

Abstract

The two semiconductor elements commonly used in transistor production, silicon and germanium, were discovered by two European chemists. A Swedish chemist, Jons Jakob Berzelius, separated and identified silicon in 1823. Germanium was discovered and named by a German chemist, Clemens Alexander Winkler in 1886.

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Degree Name

Electrical Engineering

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Charles S. Williams Jr.

Second Committee Member

R. S. Moore

Third Committee Member

J. L. Ellis

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