Trailblazers in Solid-State Electronics [Historical]

  title={Trailblazers in Solid-State Electronics [Historical]},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 15 December 2011
  • Physics
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
The first person to investigate solid-state effects was the German physicist Karl Ferdinand Braun. It is little known that the first solid-state devices were made much earlier, even before thermionic tubes were conceived. The selenium rectifier was the first solid-state metal diode suitable for more general power uses. 

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