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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.

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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The bandgap of the prepared InSe bilayer thin film was calculated using Tauc's relation and is shown in Figure 9.
Kim, "Effects of interface between Sn[O.sub.2] thin film and Si substrate on growth time," Current Applied Physics, vol.
Surface Morphology of Thin Film. Atomic force microscopy analysis is used as a quantitative measurement of the nanometric-dimensional surface roughness and for visual observation of the deposited film nanotexture [26].
By applying a sinusoidal alternating current (Isin([omega]t)) with the frequency of [omega] and the amplitude of I through the planar CNT thin film, the temperature on the thin film was obtained by Xiao et al [1],
Figure 5 shows morphological changes after thin films deposition process; Figure 5(b) shows AFM image of In(O;OH)S thin film deposited by CBD on SLG substrate; Figure 5(b) shows crystalline grains that are well connected and they spread uniformly without any cracks; the image also shows crystallites are packed together; the average grain size of the films was near to 90 nm and roughness was 7 nm.
The free standing liquid thin film has been extensively used for Electro-Optical Investigation, Fluid Dynamics and Phase Transitions Studies [5].
An announcement made by the Beijing Third Intermediate People's Court confirmed Hanergy Thin Film's separate 40.48% and 10.88% mortgaged holdings in the hydropower project would be auctioned off within a month.
Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the thin film coatings industry, include use of thin film coating for making flexible displays.
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has filed over 3,700 patents, among which 900 have been granted.
Zeng, "Measuring residual stress of anisotropic thin film by fast Fourier transform," Optics Express, vol.
The diffuse reflectivity spectra of SbSe thin film and SbSe/SiO multilayer thin films were measured by NIR spectrophotometry in the wavelength ranging from 400 to 2500 nm at room temperature [21].