Vladimir ZWORYKIN



Vladimir ZWORYKIN, a Russian citizen, emigrated to the U.S.A. in the late 1920s. A renowned scientist, he was hired by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), a major company specializing in the construction of radio equipment. A research laboratory was placed at his disposal by the president of the company, David SARNOFF, which allowed him to study and develop his Iconoscope, a true electronic television camera inspired, in part, by Philo T.FARNSWORTH's Image Dissector.

It should be noted in this connection that the work of FARNSWORTH on his "Image Dissector"made it possible subsequently to create the photomultiplier tube.

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