Definition of metallize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛt(ə)lʌɪz/
(also metallise, US also metalize)


[with object]
1Coat with a layer of metal: the papers are then metallized with a thin film of aluminium
More example sentences
  • Now the clean room is gone and the CD is molded, metalized with aluminum, spin-coated and the label is screened - all in three seconds.
1.1Make metallic in form or appearance: the problem of metallizing hydrogen has remained an experimental challenge of the first rank
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  • The first step of the processing was to metalize front contact pads.
  • This process encompasses a variety of chemical processing steps designed to clean, activate and metalize the otherwise nonconductive resin glass hole wall.
  • You can vacuum metalize many materials including plastic, metal, glass, fiberglass, and more.



Pronunciation: /mɛt(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Depending on the miniaturization method, the IC chip might be fabricated on the wafer with additional metallization or pad redistribution layers to make the chip compatible with construction processes.
  • A new method of metallization using a three-dimensional aluminum reservoir to increase the electromigration lifetime of a tungsten plug in the fabrication of integrated circuits is achieved.
  • If that copper is to be used for circuit metallization, then the oxidation is not beneficial.

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