Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter

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  • Author(s): Martin, Joseph D.
  • Publication Information:
    Pittsburgh, Pa : University of Pittsburgh Press. 2018
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Solid state physics, the study of the physical properties of solid matter, was the most populous subfield of Cold War American physics. Despite prolific contributions to consumer and medical technology, such as the transistor and magnetic resonance imaging, it garnered less professional prestige and public attention than nuclear and particle physics. Solid State Insurrection argues that solid state physics was essential to securing the vast social, political, and financial capital Cold War physics enjoyed in the twentieth century. Solid state's technological bent, and its challenge to the “pure science” ideal many physicists cherished, helped physics as a whole respond more readily to Cold War social, political, and economic pressures. Its research kept physics economically and technologically relevant, sustaining its cultural standing and policy influence long after the sheen of the Manhattan Project had faded. With this book, Joseph D. Martin brings a new perspective to some of the most enduring questions about the role of physics in American history.
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      9780822945383. 9780822966036. 9780822986294.
    • Accession Number:
      1053572458
    • Accession Number:
      1885755
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    • ABNT:
      MARTIN, J. D. Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Martin JD. Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press; 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed August 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Martin, J. D. (2018). Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Martin, Joseph D. 2018. Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Martin, J. D. (2018) Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 22 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Martin, JD 2018, Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa, viewed 22 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Martin, Joseph D. Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Martin, Joseph D. Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Martin JD. Solid State Insurrection : How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter [Internet]. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press; 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1885755&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886