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Substrate (materials science)

Substrate is a term used in materials science to describe the base material on which processing is conducted to produce new film or layers of material such as deposited coatings.

A typical substrate might be a metal, onto which a coating might be deposited by any of the following processes:

  • pickled and oiled, a type of plate steel coating.
  • Plasma coatings
  • Plating
  • Polymer coatings, such as Teflon
  • Sputtered or vacuum deposited materials
  • Enamel (vitreous)

Substrate may be also an engineered surface where an unintended or natural process occurs, like in:

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