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Experimental Semiconductor Physics: The Will to Contribute to the Country’s Economic Development

  • Elena Vigil SantosEmail author
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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)

Abstract

During the second half of the 1960s the Physics School staff increased sharply. Before this, it had experienced near depletion due to the emigration of many of its members shortly after the triumph of the Revolution. This renaissance took place thanks to the incorporation of the first physicists to graduate from the Physics School itself, and to the return of those who had graduated abroad, mainly from the former Soviet Union. This group of young physicists—with a heavy schedule of teaching duties in spite of their lack of experience—gave strong support to the development of physics in Cuba.

Keywords

Gallium Arsenide Silicon Solar Cell Semiconductor Physic Physics School Solar Cell Technology 
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Acknowledgments

The author thanks José Folgueras, Adriana Fornés, Juan Fuentes, Osvaldo de Melo, María Sánchez-Colina, Daniel Stolik, and Julio Vidal for their observations, most of which have been incorporated into the present text.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsHavana UniversityHavanaCuba

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