New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company 1953. First Edition. 263 pages. Original blue printed paper wrappers. Spine slanted, lightly soiled and worn at extremities. Upper spine corner bumped tearing spine paper and with some creasing. A good copy. Entire issue offered of the Bell System Technical Journal Volume XXXII Jan 1953, Number 1. Good. Wraps. 
Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect." The first paper in this BSTJ issue, "Surface Properties of Germanium", is found on pages 1-41 and describe experimental results that confirm "direct evidence for the existence of a space charge layer at the free surface of a semiconductor."