Skip to main content

West Coast Trip, July, 1953, 1953 July 31

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16

Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2332. A recent trip to the West Coast included visits to several laboratories engaged in the development of magnetic materials for digital-computer applications. Evaporated molybdenum Permalloy cores at NBS, Corona, have rectangular hysteresis loops but high coercivities. At UCLA, lithium ferrite is being investigated for memory-core applications by a group under the supervision of Prof. W. D. Hershberger; usable materials have been obtained. An investigation of the switching mechanism in metal-ribbon cores has been initiated at Armour Research Foundation. Wire cores are believed promising.


  • 1953 July 31



From the Collection: 3.9 Gigabytes (4035 MB in 1835 digital files in 31 folders)

From the Collection: 56.3 Cubic Feet (189 boxes including 142 microfilm reels)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US