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etching

 [ech´ing]
the cutting of a hard surface such as metal or glass by a corrosive chemical, usually an acid, in order to create a design.
acid etching etching of dental enamel with an acid in order to roughen the surface, increase retention of resin sealant, and promote mechanical retention.
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ICP-Type Etcher. Etching machines can be divided into reactive ion etchers (RIE) and high-density plasma (HDP) etchers based on their operating method.
Although blue-green light recipients comprised the active experimental group, Etcher said she was surprised when some recipients of red light - the placebo group - also were reported as showing improvements, with caregivers saying their patients were calmer and had reduced resistance to care.
BORN in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1834, the painter, etcher and lithographer James Whistler disliked sentimentality in painting and he was a leading proponent of "art for art's sake".
Later, working as a painter, etcher and interior designer in Paris and London, he was renowned for his wit, style and elegance.
The idea for "Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher" originated with Clifford S.
A prototype DSi(TM) module is available on an Omega(R) 201 etcher at Trikon for demonstrating deep Si etches to MEMS customers.
He is a painter, a carver of soapstone and totem poles and a glass painter and etcher.
In this, his second season as director, Deschamps opened the evening with a salute to Jacques Callot, a well-known seventeenth-century etcher from the city of Nancy, the Ballet de Lorraine's host city.
He went to Japan in 1909 as a two-dimensional painter and etcher, was captivated by the three-dimensional art of ceramics and returned 11 years later with a Japanese potter, Shoji Hamada, to set up his own studio.
The system's etch chamber is on a small footprint platform, and the etcher can be configured with two chambers offering plasma etching and dedicated post-etch processing.
Thus Polly's search for Etcher in Aeonopolis (and her inexplicable encounter with a stranger identical to herself at Etcher's door) concludes the novel, but this narrative also describes the moment in 1789 in which Sally encounters her mirror image at the volcano's edge and flees back to Paris, Jefferson, and America.
The etcher of a picture robs the painting of its fair colours, but shows us by the use of a new material its true colour-quality, its tones and values, and the relations of its masses, and so is, in his way, a critic of it, for the critic is he who exhibits to us a work of art in a form different from that of the work itself, and the employment of a new material is a critical as well as a creative element.