Acc.#1998.0061 Olson Introduction

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C. Marcus Olson , of Du Pont 1936 - 1971, has been credited as the discoverer of the process to make silicon really pure - 0.001 percent impurity or less - the basic raw material of which are built the transistor and the integrated circuit and, indirectly, the computer and everything else made from microelectronic elements. This collection of documents has been literally transcribed with links to the originals and Dr. Olsonís single vial of pure silicon.

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 THE PURE STUFF (article)
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 SECRECY ORDER 1943

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 PURE SILICON 1946

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 CUSTOMERS AND SHIPMENTS TO SEPTEMBER 1945

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 SILICON NOW ON HAND 1942

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 AVAILABLE SAMPLES OF PURE SILICON 1942

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 SILICON FOR CT-93 1944

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 HYPER PURE SILICON XX 1946

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 SALES OF XX SILICON FOR JUNE 1946

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 SILICON INVENTORY 1946

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 HYPER PURE SILICON 1947

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 HYPER PURE SILICON INVENTORY 1947
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 SECRECY ORDER 1944

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 Fred Seitz Memo 1996

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 Silicon Crystals Photo

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 Vial of Crystals

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 Patent 2,883,269 Figures Page

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 Patent 3,012,862 Figures Page



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