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Top barrier coating materials for immersion lithography and beyond
Author(s): Mitsuhiro Hata; Jin-Young Yoon; Jung-Hwan Hah; Man-Hyoung Ryoo; Sang-Jun Choi; Han-Ku Cho
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Paper Abstract

Immersion barrier coats were formulated and evaluated on ArF photoresist in view of interaction between photoresist and top coats. Acrylate polymers having an acid-labile protecting group, an acid group, and a polar group were synthesized to realize water barrier property and developability. To compensate the insufficient developability, thermal acid generator was included as an additive that can enhance the developability of the acrylate top coats by post exposure bake. In the course of the material evaluation, it became evident that carboxyl acid group in the top coat base polymers has great influence on photoresist profiles, and this result was fedback to a new acid group, deuterated carboxyl acid, that is suitable for both ArF wavelength and EUV wavelength. When top coat materials having deuterated carboxyl acid were applied on ArF photoresist, fine pattern profiles were confirmed. Further, an extension of barrier coating concept to EUV lithography as outgas barrier coats was examined on an EUV photoresists test sample. These outgas barrier coat materials do not include fluorine atoms, therefore, achieves good transparency at EUV wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6153, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XXIII, 61531Y (29 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.655955
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Mitsuhiro Hata, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Jin-Young Yoon, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Jung-Hwan Hah, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Man-Hyoung Ryoo, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Sang-Jun Choi, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Han-Ku Cho, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)


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

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