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Evaluation of immersion lithography processes for 55-nm node logic devices
Author(s): Taisaku Nakata; Teruhiko Kodama; Motofumi Komori; Naka Onoda; Takayuki Uchiyama
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated relationship between immersion topcoats and water, and between topcoats and ArF resist films for the use in ArF immersion lithography from the stand point of the work of adhesion characteristics. We evaluated surface free energy of topcoat films and resist films each from the contact angle measurement. From values of measured free energy, we obtained work of adhesion between topcoats and water, and between topcoats and resist films. In addition, we calculated an interfacial free energy between topcoats and resist films, which is related to the interface stability. As a result of evaluation of the interfacial free energy of four different kinds of topcoats, the topcoat which has lower surface free energy was found to have lower work of adhesion between topcoat and water, and lower interfacial free energy between a topcoat and a resist. These results indicate that the topcoat which has lower surface free energy has more less interaction between water and topcoat and stabile interface between a topcoat and a resist film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6519, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXIV, 65190I (3 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.711108
Show Author Affiliations
Taisaku Nakata, NEC Electronics Corp. (Japan)
Teruhiko Kodama, NEC Electronics Corp. (Japan)
Motofumi Komori, NEC Electronics Corp. (Japan)
Naka Onoda, NEC Electronics Corp. (Japan)
Takayuki Uchiyama, NEC Electronics Corp. (Japan)


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

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