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Profile of Gordon Teal, recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor and member of the National Academy of Engineering. Gordon Teal's contribution to solid state electronics, the monocrystals of germanium and silicon that opened up the field to practical use and commercial viability, guarantees him a high place in the history of technology. His story is interesting also for what it shows about science and engineering.

Citation and Link to Full Profile

Frederik Nebeker, "Finding the Right Material: Gordon Teal as Inventor and Manager," in Sparks of Genius: Portraits of Electrical Engineering Excellence (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1994), 93-126.