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Study on photochemical analysis system (VLES) for EUV lithography
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Paper Abstract

A system for photo-chemical analysis of EUV lithography processes has been developed. This system has consists of 3 units: (1) an exposure that uses the Z-Pinch (Energetiq Tech.) EUV Light source (DPP) to carry out a flood exposure, (2) a measurement system RDA (Litho Tech Japan) for the development rate of photo-resists, and (3) a simulation unit that utilizes PROLITH (KLA-Tencor) to calculate the resist profiles and process latitude using the measured development rate data. With this system, preliminary evaluation of the performance of EUV lithography can be performed without any lithography tool (Stepper and Scanner system) that is capable of imaging and alignment. Profiles for 32 nm line and space pattern are simulated for the EUV resist (Posi-2 resist by TOK) by using VLES that hat has sensitivity at the 13.5nm wavelength. The simulation successfully predicts the resist behavior. Thus it is confirmed that the system enables efficient evaluation of the performance of EUV lithography processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6519, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXIV, 651946 (12 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710516
Show Author Affiliations
A. Sekiguchi, Litho Tech Japan Corp. (Japan)
Y. Kono, Litho Tech Japan Corp. (Japan)
M. Kadoi, Litho Tech Japan Corp. (Japan)
Y. Minami, Litho Tech Japan Corp. (Japan)
T. Kozawa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
S. Tagawa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
D. Gustafson, Energetiq Technology, Inc. (United States)
P. Blackborow, Energetiq Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6519:
Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXIV
Qinghuang Lin, Editor(s)

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