Deviatkov, Nikolai

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Deviatkov, Nikolai Dmitrievich


Born Mar. 29 (Apr. 11), 1907, in Vologda. Soviet scientist in electronics. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968; corresponding member, 1953) and Hero of Socialist Labor (1969).

Deviatkov graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1931. In 1925 he began working at the A. F. loffe Physicotechnical Institute; subsequently he worked at a number of other scientific research institutes. In 1954 he became scientific director of the division of superhigh-frequency electronics of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. In 1960 he became head of a subdepartment at the Moscow Physicotechnical Institute. He has written a number of works devoted to the study of gas discharge and the development of gas-discharge instruments to protect communications lines against overvoltage and acoustical shocks. Deviatkov has been working on the development of superhigh-frequency instruments in the decimeter and millimeter ranges. A recipient of the State Prize of the USSR (1949) and the Lenin Prize (1965), he has been awarded two Orders of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.


“Razvitie elektronnykh priborov sverkhvysokikh chastot.” Izv. AN SSSR, 1958, no. 2.
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