photolithography

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photolithography

[foh-toh-li-thog-ruh-fee]
noun
1.
the technique or art of making photolithographs.
2.
Electronics. a process whereby integrated and printed circuits are produced by photographing the circuit pattern on a photosensitive substrate and chemically etching away the background.

Origin:
1855–60; photo- + lithography

photolithographic [foh-tuh-lith-uh-graf-ik] , adjective
photolithographer, noun
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photolithography (ˌfəʊtəʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  Often shortened to: photolitho a lithographic printing process using photographically made plates
2.  electronics See also planar process a process used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, thin-film circuits, optical devices, and printed circuits in which a particular pattern is transferred from a photograph onto a substrate, producing a pattern that acts as a mask during an etching or diffusion process
 
photoli'thographer
 
n
 
photolithographic
 
adj
 
photolitho'graphically
 
adv

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Example sentences
Both of these surfaces would be created by photolithography, the process used
  to make computer chips.
The different layers were then etched using photolithography to make the final
  pattern for transistors.
Then the researchers can make transistors by depositing source, drain, and gate
  electrodes using conventional photolithography.
The following are the potential hazards of photolithography.
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