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Title Stanford R. Ovshinsky : the science and technology of an American genius / [edited by] Hellmut Fritzsche, Brian Schwartz
Published Singapore ; New Jersey : World Scientific, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 380 pages) : illustrations
Contents Stan Ovshinsky -- New Science -- Phase change memory -- Conversion of solar energy -- photovoltaics -- Batteries -- Hydrogen storage, fuel cells and the hydrogen energy loop -- Superconductivity -- Other topics of interest
Summary This book highlights the achievements of the self-taught inventor, scientist, manufacturer and entrepreneur, Stanford R Ovshinsky. This remarkable individual could, without special training, compete with the well-funded establishments of learning and industry in the second half of the last century and leave us an incredible legacy of brilliant innovations with a lasting impact on our lives. His achievements extend over amazingly diverse fields and have or are prone to create new industries of great societal value. The phase change memories of commonly used rewritable CDs and DVDs as well as of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Ovshinsky, Stanford R.
Amorphous semiconductors.
Hydrogen as fuel.
Photovoltaic power generation.
Solar energy.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Fritzsche, Hellmut.
Ovshinsky, Stanford R.
Schwartz, Brian B., 1938-
LC no. 2009275680
ISBN 9789812818416 (electronic bk.)
9812818413 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Science and technology of an American genius