Paul K. Weimer

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Paul K. Weimer (born November 5, 1914 in Wabash , Indiana ; † January 6, 2005 in Princeton (New Jersey) ) was an American physicist who contributed to the development of television technology and the thin film transistor (TFT).

Weimer graduated from Manchester College, Indiana with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics in 1936, received his master's degree in physics from the University of Kansas in 1938, and received his doctorate in physics from Ohio State University in 1942 . From 1942 he was at RCA Laboratories in Princeton until his retirement in 1981.

His first job at RCA was the development of an electron amplifier for television image pick-up tubes (Image-Orthicon), which were used in the USA for television recordings in the first twenty years and were a hundred times more sensitive than its predecessor. The Image Orthicon was developed with Albert Rose and Harold Law .

In 1960 he began to work with thin film transistors and invented a manufacturing process on glass substrates. They also used TFT technology to make television cameras.

He held over 90 patents, was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and, from 1955, of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE).

In 1966 he received the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Award . He received the IRE Television Prize, the RCA David Sarnoff Outstanding Achievement Award in Science and the 1986 Culture Prize of the Deutsche Photographische Gesellschaft for his pioneering work in television cameras.

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  1. ^ Paul K. Weimer: The TFT A New Thin-Film Transistor . In: Proceedings of the IRE . tape 50 , no. 6 , 1962, pp. 1462-1469 , doi : 10.1109 / JRPROC.1962.288190 .