By Marc J. de Vries, Marc J. Vries
On account that international warfare I, the Natuurkundig Laboratorium has been a vital heart of business examine for Philips, one of many world’s biggest electronics businesses. during this examine, Marc J. de Vries demonstrates how the background of the laboratory may help us comprehend very important alterations within the creation and makes use of of expertise within the 20th century. Breaking their learn into 3 classes, each one characterised via various study pursuits and ways, the authors increase this basic background with specific case stories. the outcome can be of price to a person learning the background and philosophy of know-how.
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1, p. 221). 70 This operation is illustrative for what Holst, who was officially appointed Director of the lab in 1926 by Anton Philips,71 was expected to accomplish during the years when the lab grew so enormously: a group of independent researchers had to be transformed into a lab population working on one collective research programme, which had to be managed and guided. In the next section we will focus on the sort of tensions that accompanied the formation of an organisation in the laboratory.
Took the lead in developing this source of mechanical energy for the company. Lab. Lab. played a facilitating role. The laboratory was expected to determine the technological directions in which the company should go in order to extend its product range. Lab. afterwards claimed to have induced Anton Philips’ decision to turn Philips into a set-making company. At the same time Blanken emphasised the entrepreneurial attitude of Anton himself. Lab. was involved from an early stage in the development of the company’s product portfolio.
The Metalix (from Philips Technical Review Vol. 42, p. 352). Electrons are emitted by cathode 3 and hit the tungsten target 6 on anode 2. This causes X-rays to be emitted that leave the tube via window 8. The rest of the X-rays are shielded off by a lead shield 7. The tube is mounted in a ferrochromium envelope 1 and Philite (a sort of bakelite) cylinders 9, and is water cooled (10 is the cooler). 4 and 5 are glass connections between the anode and envelope, and between the cathode and envelope.