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Walter Brattain

Inventor of transistor

Died when: 85 years 245 days (1028 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Walter Brattain

Walter Houser Brattain (/ˈbrætən/;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.

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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