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Along with his pivotal paintings on quantum thought, the atomic bomb, and the pc, von Neumann most probably exerted a better effect at the sleek international than the other mathematician of the 20 th century. CHESTER F. CARLSON * * * (b. Feb. eight, 1906, Seattle, Wash. , U. S. —d. Sept. 19, 1968, big apple, N. Y. ) American physicist Chester F. Carlson was once the inventor of xerography (from the Greek phrases that means “dry writing”), an electrostatic photocopying approach that stumbled on functions starting from workplace copying to reproducing out-of-print books. by way of the age of 14 Carlson used to be helping his invalid mom and dad, but he controlled to earn a faculty measure from the California Institute of know-how, Pasadena, in 1930. After a short while spent with the Bell cellphone corporation, he bought a place with the patent division of P. R. Mallory corporation, a brand new York electronics company. suffering from the trouble of having copies of patent drawings and requisites, Carlson started in 1934 to seem for a fast, handy technique to replica line drawings and textual content. in view that various huge organizations have been already engaged on photographic or chemical copying techniques, he grew to become to electrostatics for an answer to the matter. the root of the method is photoconductivity, a rise within the skill of yes ingredients to permit an electrical present to move via them while struck by way of gentle. The chemical point selenium, for instance, is a bad electric conductor, but if gentle is absorbed by way of a few of its electrons and a voltage is utilized, those electrons may be able to cross extra freely from one atom to a different. while the sunshine is got rid of, their mobility falls. Xerography regularly makes use of an aluminum drum lined with a layer of selenium. mild gone through the record to be copied, or mirrored from its floor, reaches the selenium floor, onto which negatively charged debris of ink (i. e. , the toner) are sprayed, forming a picture of the record at the drum. A sheet of reproduction paper is handed on the subject of the drum, and a favorable electrical cost lower than the sheet draws the negatively charged ink debris, leading to the move of the picture to the replica paper. warmth is then momentarily utilized to fuse the ink debris to the paper. In 1938 Carlson and a learn affiliate succeeded in making the 1st xerographic reproduction. Carlson acquired the 1st of many patents for the xerographic technique in 1940 and for the following 4 years attempted unsuccessfully to curiosity somebody in constructing and advertising his invention. greater than 20 businesses became him down. eventually, in 1944, he persuaded Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, a nonprofit business examine association, to adopt developmental paintings. In 1947 a small enterprise in Rochester, N. Y. , the Haloid corporation (later the Xerox Corporation), got the industrial rights to xerography, and eleven years later Xerox brought its first workplace copier. Carlson’s royalty rights and inventory in Xerox company made him a multimillionaire. GRACE MURRAY HOPPER * * * (b. Dec.