mechanical vapor diffusion
mechanical vapor diffusion[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′vāp·ər də′fyü·shen]
A process in which a metal and a metal surface to which the first metal is to be added are vaporized by a pulsating arc and become an integral part of the total mass. Abbreviated MVD.
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