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Term (Index) Definition
thermal evaporation  see filament evaporation
filament evaporation  thermal evaporation; source material is attached to the filament (refractory metal) and melted by high current flowing through the filament; alternative approach is to use a "boat" made out of refractory metal which contains material to be evaporated; current sufficient to melt a source material is passed through the boat.
Physical Vapor Deposition, PVD  deposition of thin film occurs through physical transfer of material (e.g. thermal evaporation and sputtering)from the source to the substrate; chemical composition of deposited material is not altered in the process.
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.



This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.


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