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Polymers with well-controlled molecular weight for DUV/VUV lithography
Author(s): Ting-Yu Lee; Chao-Ying Yu; Meei-Yu Hsu; Jui-Fa Chang; Bing-Ming Cheng; Hsiao-Chi Lu; Hong-Kai Chen; Hok-Sum Fung
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Paper Abstract

Polymer resin is a major component of a photoresist formulation. Therefore, the performance of a photoresist strongly depends on the composition and properties of the resin in the formulation. We have developed a polymerization method, which is able to control the molecular weights along with the compositions of copolymers over a wide range of monomer for the end use in 193 nm or 157 nm photoresist applications. The method is called controlled radical polymerization (CRP). In use of this method, we successfully prepared an acrylate-type copolymer with low molecular weight distribution (PDI~1.2). Furthermore, the desired molecular weight of the polymers can be obtained easily altered by mild reaction condition change. Large-scale production has been demonstrated feasible. In the extension of the application of CRP, we also carried out the homopolymerization reaction of fluorinated norbornene-type monomers, and copolymerization of norbornene-type monomers with acrylates to be used in 157 nm photoresists. The results in this study show that this method can improve the molecular weight control on polymer synthesis. Measurement of the absorbance of some monomers and polymers on synchrotron radiation spectrometers will be presented here. Absorbances of our monomers are between 1456 and 5175 (L/mol cm). However, absorbances of our polymers show different data between SR and VASE measurement methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5039, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XX, (12 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485098
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Ting-Yu Lee, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Chao-Ying Yu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Meei-Yu Hsu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Jui-Fa Chang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Bing-Ming Cheng, Synchrotron Radiation Research Ctr. (Taiwan)
Hsiao-Chi Lu, Synchrotron Radiation Research Ctr. (Taiwan)
Hong-Kai Chen, Synchrotron Radiation Research ctr. (Taiwan)
Hok-Sum Fung, Synchrotron Radiation Research Ctr. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5039:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XX
Theodore H. Fedynyshyn, Editor(s)

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