Volume 17 Issue 4 • April 1980

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  • [Front matter]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 12
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 14
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Spectral lines: Saving energy by design

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 17
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    “White goods” consume a relatively small percentage of the total residential electric power in U.S. homes. Refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, ranges and microwave ovens, clothes washers and dryers, and dishwashers together probably account for about one third of electric power consumption in the home. The rest goes for water and space heating, lighting, and to operate low-power entert... View full abstract»

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  • Solid state: Molecular beam epitaxy: Streams of molecules in a vacuum chamber build devices ‘from the atom up’

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Discusses the application of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), a process for forming thin, single-crystal semiconductor structures in an ultrahigh vacuum. Microwave field-effect transistors, semiconductor lasers, millimeter-wave detectors, and a variety of other high-performance devices have been made from the multilayer crystals grown by the process. With MBE, the thickness of crystalline layers can ... View full abstract»

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  • Solid state: VLSI with a vengeance: The Pentagon's very-high-speed integrated circuits project requires revolutionary advances in systems and IC technology

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Discusses the Pentagon's very-high-speed integrated circuits project which requires revolutionary advances in systems and IC technology. The VHSIC program was initiated to develop VLSI signal processors with several hundred times higher speed and computing power than today's LSI devices. The planned processors must also consume less power and be smaller and more reliable. They are for use in milit... View full abstract»

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  • Computers: ‘Superpower’ computers: The omnipresent microprocessor can hardly supplant the large high-speed computer in modeling complex systems and phenomena

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):28 - 34
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    Discusses the need for the large high-speed computer in modeling complex systems and phenomena. Energy and power modeling is now a key part of the search for oil, for workable nuclear fusion, and for ensuring nuclear reactor safety. Weather modeling is necessary for short-range forecasts and for longer-range hazard predictions about man-made atmospheric pollution. People modeling includes both com... View full abstract»

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  • Power: Britain's fast breeder: The Dounreay test reactor experience has instilled confidence in its designers to press for commercialization

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):35 - 39
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    Discusses the Dounreay test reactor experience which has instilled confidence in its designers to press for commercialization. The test experience is based on the Dounreay test reactor (60 MW) and a prototype fast breeder (600 MW). The safety features designed into the prototype fast-breeder reactor include: Natural circulation to deal with fission product decay heat. It appears to be more than ad... View full abstract»

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  • Careers: We look at ourselves: A leisure-time portrait: Here's a profile of the IEEE member, constructed from Spectrum interviews and a comprehensive survey

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):40 - 43
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    He is 40 years old, holds a degree from a four-year college, and is married to a woman who has attended college. He is a family man who is likely to stay married — divorce is only an outside possibility. His family income is $32 356 a year. He owns a home worth $72 684, has two cars, and more leisure possessions than the average citizen. View full abstract»

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  • Energy: Solar ‘shift’ at SERI: The still young Solar Energy Research Institute is training its sights on short-term objectives

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):44 - 45
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    Emerging from an administrative shake-up and a shift in planning, the U.S. Government's leading solar research center no longer sees solar power as far off in the nation's future. “Solar is important right now,” says Denis Hayes, the new director of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) in Golden, Colo. View full abstract»

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  • Program preview: Electro '80: Microprocessors star: Opening May 13 in Boston, the 3-day meeting features three ‘blocks’ of technical sessions daily

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):46 - 47
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    Instrumentation and the microprocessor have leading roles in the technical drama that will unfold May 13–15 at Electro '80, but the supporting cast is impressive. Thirty-four technical and professional sessions arc planned. They will focus on new trends and applications in digital systems, memories, high-temperature electronics, communications, fiber optics, and more. View full abstract»

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  • Awards: IEEE major medalists for 1980

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):48 - 49
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):50 - 51
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  • IEEE tables of contents for current and future publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):52 - 55
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):58 - 63
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  • New product applications

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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 65
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