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A lamp thermoelectricity based integrated bake/chill system for advanced photoresist processing
Author(s): Arthur Tay; Hui-Tong Chua; Xiaodong Wu; Yuheng Wang
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Paper Abstract

The design of an integrated bake/chill module for photoresist processing in microlithography is presented, with emphasis on the spatial and temporal temperature uniformity of the substrate. The system consists of multiple radiant heating zones for heating the substrate, coupled with an array of thermoelectric devices (TEDs) which provide real-time dynamic and spatial control of the substrate temperature. The TEDs also provide active cooling for chilling the substrate to a temperature suitable for subsequent processing steps. The use of lamp for radiative heating also provide fast ramp-up and ramp-down rates during thermal cycling operations. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrate via simulations based on first principle heat transfer modeling. The distributed nature of the design also means that a simple decentralized control scheme can be used to achieve tight spatial and temporal temperature uniformity specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6153, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XXIII, 61534M (11 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.654331
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur Tay, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Hui-Tong Chua, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Xiaodong Wu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Yuheng Wang, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6153:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XXIII
Qinghuang Lin, Editor(s)

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