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In-line chemical shrink process for 70 nm contact hole patterns by the room-temperature electrostatic self-assembly
Author(s): Jung Hwan Hah; Subramanya Mayya; Mitsuhiro Hata; Hyun-Woo Kim; Man-Hyoung Ryoo; Sang-Gyun Woo; Han-Ku Cho; Joo-Tae Moon; Byung-Il Ryu
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Paper Abstract

Electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) is combined with optical lithography to develop a novel process to form 70 nm space patterns to overcome the resolution limit of ArF lithography with numerical aperture (NA) of 0.75. It is proven that patterned photo resist are useful template with specific topography to undergo the subsequent ESA. Weak polyelectrolytes are shown to control the attachment amount by adjusting pH. Puddle-assembly is applied instead of spin- or dip-assembly considering pattern profile and practicality to be used in the real FAB environment. With optimized composition and assembly method, it is successful to form 70 nm spaces patterns by ESA-induced chemical attachment above 45 nm, combined with ArF lithography of 0.75 NA. Since it works at room temperature without extra process unit after exposure and development, it overcomes the disadvantages of the conventional chemical shrink processes such as thickness loss, dependence on pattern and photo resist, and throughput lowering. In addition, in-wafer uniformities are comparable to that of forming 120 nm spaces patterns with only ArF lithography, which proves that the combination of ESA and optical lithography can be a potentially and practically alternative way of forming uniform 70 nm spaces patterns over 200 nm substrates. It also means that now it is time for top-down and bottom-up approaches to meet together to access nano world.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5753, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XXII, (4 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599450
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Jung Hwan Hah, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Subramanya Mayya, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Mitsuhiro Hata, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Hyun-Woo Kim, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Man-Hyoung Ryoo, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Sang-Gyun Woo, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Han-Ku Cho, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Joo-Tae Moon, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Byung-Il Ryu, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5753:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XXII
John L. Sturtevant, Editor(s)

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