J. B. Gunn

Physicist, Academic

1928 – 2008

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Who was J. B. Gunn?

John Battiscombe "J. B." Gunn, known as Ian or Iain, was a British physicist, who spent most of his career in the United States. He discovered the Gunn Effect, which led to the invention of the Gunn diode, the first inexpensive source of microwave power that did not require vacuum tubes. He was born John Battiscombe Gunn, but only used that name in legal documents.

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Born
May 13, 1928
Egypt
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
Died
Dec 2, 2008
Mount Kisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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