Definition of photoresist in English:

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photoresist

Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈzɪst/

noun

A photosensitive resist which, when exposed to light, loses its resistance or its susceptibility to attack by an etchant or solvent. Such materials are used in making microcircuits.
Example sentences
  • The gold layers are structured by means of a process called photolithography, whereby light sensitive polymer resins or photoresists serve as masking material for the transfer of images onto the underlying substrate.
  • When exposed to light, the photoresist undergoes a chemical change that alters its solubility in a certain solvent.
  • The researchers recorded the image onto a photoresist, a polymer coating on the other side of the superlens that becomes insoluble when exposed to UV light.

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