molecular beam epitaxy

noun

Definition of molecular beam epitaxy

: a process for manufacturing microelectronic devices by depositing very thin layers of material on a substrate crystal one layer of molecules at a time

First Known Use of molecular beam epitaxy

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Molecular beam epitaxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molecular%20beam%20epitaxy. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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