TABLE OF CONTENTS
Personnel
vi
Publications and Reports
xi
xvii
Introduction
I.
Physical Electronics
Physical Electronics in the Solid State
II.
IV.
V.
1
Surface States on Semiconductors
1
Characteristics of Semiconductor Junctions
2
Microwave Gaseous Disharges
Normal Wave Surfaces For Electromagnetic
Waves in a Plasma
III.
1
5
5
Microwave Radiation from Plasmas
14
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in a Bounded
Anisotropic Plasma
18
Microwave Load Curves for Plasma-Loaded
Cavities
23
Microwave Radiation from a Plasma in a
Magnetic Field
26
A Limitation of RF Confinement
31
Plasma Diamagnetism
32
Plasma Dynamics
36
Magnetically Driven Shock Tube Studies
36
Channeling and Compression of a Plasma
Beam
41
Solid State Physics
42
Recombination of Electrons and Donors in
Germanium
42
M-Emission Bands of Copper and Nickel in
the Solid State
44
Thermoelectric Processes and Materials
Anisotropic Thermoelectric Effects
Experiments with Bismuth Telluride
47
47
47
Thermal Conductivity Studies
49
Transport of Contact Materials in Bismuth
Telluride
50
CONTENTS
VI.
VII.
Microwave Spectroscopy
Noise Spectrum of Phase-Locked Oscillators
52
The Number of F-Centers in Quartz
54
Antiferromagnetic Resonance in Manganous Chloride
55
Paramagnetic-Resonance Spectrum of Ruby at
Low Magnetic Fields
57
Phonon-Spin Absorption in Paramagnetic Crystals
57
Interaction of Paramagnetic Spins with Lattice
Phonons
58
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Hyperfine Structure
61
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
VIII.
61
Nuclear Spin Interactions in Molecules
61
Molecular Motion in Solids
62
Dependence of Hyperfine-Structure Anomalies for S1/2
Electrons on the Nuclear Charge Distributions
63
The Ultraviolet Output of Capillary Mercury Arc Lamps
67
Carrier-Free Production of Isotopes without Transmutation
72
Hollow-Cathode Discharge Tubes for Use with Small
Quantities of Source Materials
72
A Magnetic-Scanning Experiment
73
Microwave Electronics
Klystrons
75
75
Stagger- Tuned Klystrons
75
High-Efficiency Bunching (The Squeezer)
75
Noise in Electron Beams
75
Microwave Circuits
78
Resonating Obstacles for Cylindrical-Waveguide
Delay Line
Coupling of Modes in Uniform Composite Waveguides
IX.
52
Statistical Communication Theory
78
80
84
Approximations to Nonlinear Systems
84
Application of Transform Theory to Continuous
Nonlinear Systems
98
Continuous Nonlinear Systems with Gaussian Inputs
104
Maximum Signal-to-Noise Ratio Estimation
108
An Upper Bound on Tree Probability in a Probabilistic
Graph
Some Criteria in Pulse Transmission Problems
113
117
CONTENTS
X.
XI.
XII.
Process Analysis and Synthesis
A Machine That Constructs Photographic Replicas of
Coded Figures
130
Electronic Curve Tracing
132
Processing and Transmission of Information
XIV.
XV.
XVI.
XVII.
138
Picture Processing
138
Sampling Theorems for Linear Time-Variant Systems
140
Parity-Check Codes with Limited Constraints Per Digit
140
Switching Circuits with Multiple-Hole Magnetic Cores
148
Statistical Thermodynamics
The Differential Geometrical Formalism of Thermostatics
XIII.
130
Physical Acoustics
149
149
152
Nonlinear Distortion of Sound Waves in Liquid Helium
152
Acoustic Attenuation in the Vicinity of an Order-Disorder
Transition in a Copper-Gold Alloy (Cu3Au)
155
Attenuation of Sound in Aluminum
157
Scattering of Sound by Sound
158
Sound Source Near a Velocity Discontinuity
159
Speech Communication
161
Automatic Resolution of Speech Spectra into Elemental Spectra
161
Perception of Speech-Like Sounds
167
The Loudness of Sounds in the Presence of a Masking Noise
171
Communications Biophysics
172
Quantitative Methods in the Analysis of Neuroelectric Activity
172
Comparison of EEG Activity Recorded from Homologous
Locations on the Scalp by Means of Autocorrelation and
Crosscorrelation Analysis
173
Psychoacoustic Study of the Mechanism of Binaural Fusion
181
Neurophysiology
189
Infallible Nets of Fallible Formal Neurons
189
Physiological Evidence That Cut Optic Nerve Fibers in a Frog
Regenerate to Their Proper Places in the Tectum
197
Circuit Theory
200
Nonlinear Reactance Frequency Multipliers
200
A Numerical Method for Computing Pole and Zero Locations
201