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Sunday, June 15, 2014

#292 Physical Liquid Deposition, PLD (think... painting!)

Thin film technology is a foundation of semiconductor manufacturing. In the process of thin film formation the source material (starting material) can be a gas (typical situation in the most of the Chemical Vapor Deposition or CVD processes), a solid (common in Physical Deposition Processes or PVD) or a liquid in which case the term Physical Liquid Deposition, or PLD, seems to adequately describe the nature of the process.


At the first glance the concept of Physical Liquid Deposition may not be all that obvious. In the case you don’t immediately see what PLD is all about think…. painting!


More on PLD next time

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