"Half reaction" is a term that is to a growing extent being used in the ALD literature. It is used elsewhere, too, mainly to describe the oxidation or reduction components of a redox (reduction-oxidation) reaction for example in electrochemistry (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-reaction). When has term "half reaction" been introduced in the ALD literature, by whom, and why? A discussion thread to find answers to these question was just started in LinkedIn ALD - Atomic Layer Deposition group, link to thread: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1885076/1885076-6100552712707985409. Comments appreciated!
Earlier, discussion threads were started in the same LinkedIn group (and are still open) for:
- ALD Window: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1885076/1885076-6093349323704193027
- Atomic Layer Deposition: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1885076/1885076-6089768100834656258
All terminology discussions are related to the ALD History Review, Item #10 in the VPHA Publication Plan (http://vph-ald.com/Publication%20Plan.html).
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