photoresist

noun
pho·to·re·sist | \ˈfō-tō-ri-ˌzist, ˌfō-tō-ri-ˈzist\

Definition of photoresist 

: a photosensitive resin that loses its resistance to chemical etching when exposed to radiation and is used especially in the transference of a circuit pattern to a semiconductor chip during the production of an integrated circuit

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Research is also needed to improve the photoresists, to understand their behavior when exposed to EUV and reduce the number of defects. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Extreme UV chip defects may force a new approach to processor design," 27 Feb. 2018 The wafer is coated with a light-sensitive material called photoresist. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Extreme UV chip defects may force a new approach to processor design," 27 Feb. 2018 Mainly, the orders are for niche industrial chemicals and supplies, such as photoresist, water glass and ion-exchange resin. Andrew Roth, chicagotribune.com, "Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections," 21 July 2017 Mainly, the orders are for niche industrial chemicals and supplies, such as photoresist, water glass and ion-exchange resin. Andrew Roth, Washington Post, "Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections," 21 July 2017 The disk is exposed to ultraviolet light, and where the photoresist is not covered by the mask, the energy of the light causes the coating to liquify. Kathy Ceceri, WIRED, "The Birth of a Computer Chip Explained During NANOvember," 6 Nov. 2012

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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