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Characterization and improvement of resist pattern collapse on ArF (193 nm) organic B.A.R.C.
Author(s): Young-Sun Hwang; Jae Chang Jung; Kyu-Dong Park; Sung-Koo Lee; Jin-Soo Kim; Keun-Kyu Kong; Ki-Soo Shin; Shuji Ding; Zhong Xiang; Mark Neisser
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Paper Abstract

Due to miniaturization of semiconductor devices, ArF (193nm) lithography is likely expected to be used for sub 100nm regime. For sub 100nm devices, high NA (>=0.70) exposure tools and various strong off-axis illumination (OAI) conditions should be used. But unlike KrF (248nm) lithography, resist pattern collapse becomes one of the most serious problems in ArF lithography. In order to solve pattern collapse problem, thin resist process is generally introduced but its poor etch resistance is an obstacle for being applied in real production process. Due to this reason, new kinds of organic BARC materials are investigated and optimized to avoid pattern collapse. As mentioned, the most important issue in ArF organic BARC is believed to be the pattern collapse problem. A number of organic BARCs were made by varying polymer, cross-linker, thermal acid generator, and additive. We tried to analyze the key factor in terms of pattern collapse. This paper is to compare the various elements of the organic BARC formulation and to discuss what brings and causes pattern collapse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4690, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIX, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474189
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Young-Sun Hwang, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Jae Chang Jung, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Kyu-Dong Park, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Sung-Koo Lee, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Jin-Soo Kim, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Keun-Kyu Kong, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Ki-Soo Shin, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (South Korea)
Shuji Ding, Clariant Corp. (United States)
Zhong Xiang, Clariant Corp. (United States)
Mark Neisser, Clariant Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4690:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIX
Theodore H. Fedynyshyn, Editor(s)

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