Erwin W. Mueller papers, 1950-1976

1063

Collection Overview

Title:
Erwin W. Mueller papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1950-1976
Creator:
Mueller, Erwin W.
Abstract:
Erwin W. Muuml;ller was professor of physics at the Pennsylvania State University from 1952 to 1976.
Abstract:
This collection of papers of physics professor Erwin W. Mueller includes correspondence, diaries, photographs, reports, articles, lectures, manuscripts, and newspaper clippings.
Collection Number:
1063
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Erwin Muuml;ller was born in Berlin, Germany, on 13 June 1911. He studied physics under Nobel Laureate Gustav Hertz at the Technical University in Berlin, obtaining a doctoral degree in 1936. He was appointed professor of physics at The Pennsylvania State University in 1952 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1962. He was appointed Evan Pugh Research Professor of Physics in 1968.Muuml;ller was the inventor of the field ion microscope which allowed him to be the first person ever to see an atom. Other inventions included the field emission microscope and the atom-probe. He was the author of two books, four book chapters and more than 200 journal articles. Muuml;ller retired in 1976 as Evan Pugh professor emeritus of physics and died on 17 May 1977, at the age of 65.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Erwin W. Mueller Papers (1063), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mueller, Erwin W.

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