thin film

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thin film

[′thin ′film]
(electronics)
A film a few molecules thick deposited on a glass, ceramic, or semiconductor substrate to form a capacitor, resistor, coil, cryotron, or other circuit component.
(materials)
A film of a material from one to several hundred molecules thick deposited on a solid substrate such as glass or ceramic or as a layer on a supporting liquid.
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thin film

A microscopically thin layer of material that is deposited onto a metal, ceramic, semiconductor or plastic base. Typically less than one micron thick, thin films can be conductive or dielectric (non-conductive) and are used in myriad applications. For example, the top metallic layer on a chip and the coating on magnetic disks are thin films. Thin films of photovoltaic material using silicon, cadmium telluride and other elements are used to make solar panels and solar roof shingles. See sputtering.
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