Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background. High school interest in chemistry. Influence of brother.
College Education 4
Attendance at Swarthmore College. Laboratory experience. Outbreak of World War II. Graduate work at Princeton University with Charlie Smyth. Doctoral thesis on dipole moments. Teaching assistantship in physics.
Manhattan Project 17
Involvement of Hugh Taylor. Transition to Bell Laboratories. Work on gaseous diffusion. Discussion of atomic bomb.
Career at Bell Labs 22
Research freedom. Discussion of importance of silicon. Development of mass spectrograph to analyze solids. Evolution of solid state chemistry. Promotion through research management. Work with gallium arsenide.
Consulting at Rohm and Haas, Eastman Kodak, Atlantic Richfield. Foreign Secretary of National Academy of Engineering.
Views on Chemical Research and Development 51
Importance of intellectual freedom in research.