|Title of host publication||Between Making and Knowing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Tools in the History of Materials Research|
|Editors||Joseph Martin, Cyrus Mody|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Company|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
Lithography became an essential tool for materials research during the post-World War II computing revolution. Increasing computing power required shrinking circuits and packing transistors more tightly together. Lithography made it possible to write small, precise circuits on a semiconducting surface, setting the stage for modern computing and fueling Moore’s Law - the observation that transistor density on chips has tended to double every eighteen months. But lithography was by no means a postwar development. It dates to the late-eighteenth century and is notable as a technique borrowed for materials research from the storied and ostensibly distant craft practices of ink-based printing. What ties these disparate applications together - aside from their name - is their close relationship to the commercial incentives of the times in which they developed….
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Martin, J. (ed.) & Mody, C. C. M. (ed.), 2020, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company. 620 p. (WSPC Encyclopedia of the Development and History of Materials Science).
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