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Semiconductor Etching With Light
2012-09-29 05:28:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at one US university have developed a new, low-cost method of etching minute features onto semiconductor wafers while monitoring the process as it happens. University of Illinois electrical and computer engineering professor Gabriel Popescu and colleagues say that their method allows chipmakers to use a special microscope that uses two beams of light to precisely measure the topography. Their technique allows...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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