Walter Brattain

"It is at a surface where many of our most interesting and useful phenomena occur."

February 10, 1902
October 13, 1987
Birth Place
Xiamen, China, United States of America
Current Place
Seattle, Washington, United States of America


Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for theirinvention. He devoted much of his life to research on surface states.

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