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Prospects for granular x-ray lithography sources
Author(s): Juan R. Maldonado
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the status of x-ray sources suitable for granular x-ray lithography systems (systems that require low initial investment). The key factors that determine the feasibility of point sources utilizing x-ray generation by heated plasmas (pinched gas, laser, x-pinch) will be described. In particular, the relationship between x-ray source power, required device overlay, and wafer throughput requirements for a production worthy system will be presented. In addition, relevant issues concerning the suitability of the different x-ray point source technologies for x-ray lithography applications will be discussed. Considerations for x-ray collimators will be presented in an appendix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1995
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 2523, Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II, (18 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.220968
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Juan R. Maldonado, IBM Microelectronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2523:
Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II
Martin C. Richardson; George A. Kyrala, Editor(s)

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