lift-off

Definitions

General English

  • noun the act of sending a spacecraft up into the air

Electronics

  • A process utilized for the definition of a pattern on the surface of a semiconductor wafer. In it, the wafer is first covered with a resist which is utilized to produce the desired pattern. A metal, such as gold, is then applied onto the resist and substrate. The resist is then dissolved, in the process lifting-off the metal on it, so that only the desired pattern remains on the substrate. Used, for instance, in cases where etching is difficult or otherwise inadvisable. Also spelled liftoff.

Slang

  • noun an erection
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