ISBN 9783527404438,Electrons in Action: Roads to Modern Computers and Electronics

Electrons in Action: Roads to Modern Computers and Electronics


John Wiley & Sons



John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9783527404438

ISBN-10 3527404430


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Mechanical engineering

How do superconductors function? What's unique about semiconductors? A look at developments over the past 50 years of solid state physics and material science, written comprehensibly even for non-scientists. The author presents pioneering works by researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics and material science, drawing on authentic quotations and extracts from partly unpublished records to create an entertaining, descriptive and exciting expedition through the world of solid state physics.

About the Author

Prof. em. Rudolf Huebener earned his PhD in physics from the University of Marburg. After holding research positions at Karlsruhe and New York he worked 12 years at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA. In 1974 he accepted a professorship at the University of Tbingen. For his scientific achievements Rudolf Huebener was awarded the Max Planck Research Prize in 1992.