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Chester Carlson

Physicist/inventor

Died when: 62 years 224 days (751 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

{{Infobox scientist|name = Chester Brandon Carlson|image = |image_size =|caption = Chester F. Carlson|birth_date = February 8, 1906|birth_place = Seattle, Washington, United States|death_date = September 19, 1968 (aged 62)|death_place = New York City, United States|residence = New York City, New YorkRochester, New York|citizenship = United States|nationality =|ethnicity =|field = Electrophotography / Xerography|work_institutions = Bell LabsBattelle Memorial InstituteXerox|alma_mater = [[San Bernardino middle school]Riverside Junior CollegeCalifornia Institute of TechnologyNew York Law School|doctoral_advisor =|doctoral_students =|known_for = Invention of xerography|author_abbrev_bot =|author_abbrev_zoo =|prizes =}} Chester Floyd Carlson (February 8, 1906 – September 19, 1968) was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for inventing electrophotography, the process performed today by millions of photocopiers worldwide. Carlson's process produced a dry copy, as contrasted with the wet copies then produced by the mimeograph process. Carlson's process was renamed xerography, a term that means "dry writing."
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