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surface conditioning  surface treatment aimed at establishing specific chemical characteristics of semiconductor surface; for instance hydrogen termination of Si surface; in general, uses the same wet and dry techniques as those used in surface cleaning.

Reference: See Semiconductor Notes for more information
hydrogen termination  broken silicon bonds on the surface are saturated with hydrogen; Si-H is a stable bond preventing oxidation of silicon at room temperature.
passivation  rendering inactive; term typically refers to the procress in which chemically and electrically active broken bonds at the semiconductor surface are saturated, and hence de-activated, by reaction with selected element; e.g. hydrogen passivates broken Si bonds at the surface; oxide grow on Si surface passivates it as well.
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