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Software tool for advanced Monte Carlo simulation of electron scattering in EBL and SEM: CHARIOT
Author(s): Sergey V. Babin; S. Borisov; E. Cheremukhin; Eugene Grachev; V. Korol; L. E. Ocola
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Paper Abstract

An advanced Monte Carlo model and software were developed to simulate electron scattering in electron beam lithography and signal formation in scanning electron microscopy at a new level of accuracy required for lithography and metrology. The model involves generation of fast secondary and slow secondary electrons, as well as generation of volume plasmons, and electron transfer between layers with regard to the difference between work functions of layers. To track SEM detector channel, the geometry of a detector and its energy transfer function were taken into account. This advanced model was used to simulate electron trajectories, deposited energy, signal from electron detector and images in SEM. Examples of simulations are presented for electron spectra, energy deposition in 50 kV maskmaking, and signals from patterned wafers in SEM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5037, Emerging Lithographic Technologies VII, (16 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504568
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey V. Babin, Soft Services (United States)
S. Borisov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
E. Cheremukhin, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Eugene Grachev, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
V. Korol, Soft Services (United States)
L. E. Ocola, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5037:
Emerging Lithographic Technologies VII
Roxann L. Engelstad, Editor(s)

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