Walter Houser Brattain (/ ˈ b r æ t 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 1947.
Walter H. Brattain, in full Walter Houser Brattain, (born Feb. 10, 1902, Amoy, China—died Oct. 13, 1987, Seattle, Wash., U.S.), American scientist who, along with John Bardeen and William B. Shockley, won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1956 for his investigation of the properties of semiconductors—materials of which transistors are made ...
Walter H. Brattain Biographical . W alter H. Brattain was born in Amoy, China, on February 10, 1902, the son of Ross R. Brattain and Ottilie Houser. He spent his childhood and youth in the State of Washington and received a B.S. degree from Whitman College in 1924.
Walter Houser Brattain. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1956. Born: 10 February 1902, Amoy, China. Died: 13 October 1987, Seattle, WA, USA. Affiliation at the time of the award: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA.
Portrait of Walter Houser Brattain. American physicist and Nobel prizewinner. Brattain was born in 1902 in Amoy (China), where his father was a professor of science, although shortly after in 1903 the family returned to the United States. In 1920 he began his university studies in physics at Whitman College in Walla Walla (Washington State, USA).
Walter Houser Brattain discovered the photo-effect that occurs at the free surface of a semiconductor and was co-creator of the point-contact transistor, which paved the way for the more advanced types of transistors that eventually replaced vacuum tubes in almost all electronic devices in the latter half of the 20th century.
WALTER HOUSER BRATTAIN February 10, 1902-October 13, 1987 BY JOHN BARDEEN MOST NOTED AS A coinventor of the transistor, Walter H. Brattain, an experimental physicist, spent the bulk of his professional career at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, first on West Street in New York City and later in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
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.
views 3,693,635 updated Walter Houser Brattain 1902-1987 American physicist who was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize for Physics, with John Bardeen and William Shockley, for research on semiconductors and creating the transistor. Brattain joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1929.
The American physicist Walter H. Brattain (1902-1987), a co-inventor of the transistor, devoted much of his life to research on surface states. Although he was born in Amoy, China (February 10, 1902), Walter Houser Brattain spent the early part of his life in the northwest of the United States.