atomic layer deposition


: a technique for depositing a film onto a surface in monolayers by utilizing a self-limiting chemical reaction
20nm of aluminium oxide was used as a gate insulator, built-up by atomic layer deposition over a seed layer of oxidised aluminium on the graphene surface.Steve Bush

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Recent Examples on the Web The latter is where things can be mixed up, realised in vivid fashion by a breakthrough technology called atomic layer deposition (ALD). Alex Doak, CNN, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of atomic layer deposition was in 1991

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“Atomic layer deposition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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