|Karl Ferdinand Braun|
6 June 1850|
Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany
|Died||20 April 1918
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Institutions||University of Karlsruhe,
University of Marburg,
University of Strassburg,
University of TÃ¼bingen,
University of WÃ¼rzburg
|Alma mater||University of Marburg,
University of Berlin
|Doctoral advisor||A. Kundt,
G. H. Quincke
|Doctoral students||L. I. Mandelshtam,
|Known for||Cathode ray tube, Cat’s whisker diode|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1909)|
In the summer of 1902, I was able to erect two experimental stations on two forts at Strasbourg for the purpose of closer study.
Considering the greater amounts of energy which can be collected and stored in suitable experimental form in capacitors, one could expect to deliver radiated energy for some time from them.
Elementary considerations led me to the conclusion that a medium, composed of layers of different dielectric constants, must behave as a uniaxial crystal if it is assumed that the layer thicknesses are only a fraction of a wave-length.