Adjective "epitaxial" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɛpɪˈtaksɪəl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'A particular feature of this new process is that the N type epitaxial layer that is grown over the P + layer is only about half the thickness of its counterpart in the conventional device.'
  2. 'In prior strained silicon technologies, the silicon film is stressed through its epitaxial growth onto a relaxed silicon-germanium layer.'

Definitions

1. an oriented overgrowth of crystalline material upon the surface of another crystal of different chemical composition but similar structure.

More examples(as adjective)

"wafers can be epitaxial."

"patents can be epitaxial."

"layers can be epitaxial."

Origin

(epitaxis)