publication . Article . 1998

Sir J.C. Bose diode detector received Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal of December 1901 (the "Italian Navy Coherer" Scandal Revisited)

P.K. Bondyopadhyay;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
Abstract
The true origin of the "mercury coherer with a telephone" receiver that was used by G. Marconi to receive the first transatlantic wireless signal on December 12, 1901, has been investigated and determined. Incontrovertible evidence is presented to show that this novel wireless detection device was invented by Sir J.C. Bose of Presidency College, Calcutta, India. His epoch making work was communicated by Lord Rayleigh, F.R.S., to the Royal Society London, U.K., on March 6, 1899, and read at the Royal Society Meeting of Great Britain on April 27, 1899. Soon after, it was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Twenty-one months after that disclosure (in...
Subjects
free text keywords: Coherer, Telecommunications, business.industry, business, Diode detectors, Presidency, Engineering, Wireless signal, Art history, Aerospace electronics, Radio receiver, law.invention, law, Navy
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publication . Article . 1998

Sir J.C. Bose diode detector received Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal of December 1901 (the "Italian Navy Coherer" Scandal Revisited)

P.K. Bondyopadhyay;