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Arthur Dreeben completed his graduate work in Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry and Physics at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1950, after serving with the U.S. Army during World War II. He held a Teaching Fellowship at the Polytechnic and did research on infrared stimulable phosphors. From 1950 to 1953 he was employed as a Research Chemist at the General Electric Research, and the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, on the development of analytical and radiochemical procedures. In 1953 he joined the Research Department of the Westinghouse Lamp Division as a Research Engineer. Here he did research in the field of luminescence including high-temperature phosphors, lamp phosphors, and transparent luminescent films.
He joined RCA Laboratories in 1958 as a Member of Technical Staff. He has worked on photoconductors, electroluminescence, and problems in crystal growth dislocations and impurity precipitation in semiconductors. The latter work led to a better understanding of impurity behavior by identifying classical precipitate behavior, morphologies, and species in cadmium sulfide single crystals. He has also been concerned with the growth and properties of epitaxial layers of III-V compounds for various transferred-electron microwave devices including GaAs traveling wave transistors, and a novel type of solid state traveling wave amplifier. He developed a process for growing single-crystal sapphire using a CO2 laser, and filaments from the process were made into the first video disc styli. He was also concerned with research and development of the EFG shaping technique for growing single-crystal sapphire ribbons for SOS devices. More recently he has been studying the relationships between the crystalline perfection of silicon substrates and the quality of homoepitaxial silicon.
Listed in "American Men and Women of Science", he is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, the American Association for Crystal Growth, Phi Lambda Upsilon and Sigma Xl.
- RCA 1983 Company Biography
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