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A film whose thickness is of the order of a characteristic scale or smaller. Since a film may 'look' operationally thin or thick, according to the procedure applied, it is also recommended that the measurement procedure employed be specified (e.g. ellipsometrically thin film, optically thin film, etc.). It is recommended that the physical specification of the film thickness be used, whenever possible (e.g. thick compared to the electron mean free path, thin compared to the optical wavelength, etc.)
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1667 (Thin films including layers: terminology in relation to their preparation and characterization (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1672
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.T06345.
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