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Non-CA resists for 193 nm immersion lithography: effects of chemical structure on sensitivity
Author(s): Idriss Blakey; Lan Chen; Yong-Keng Goh; Kirsten Lawrie; Ya-Mi Chuang; Emil Piscani; Paul A. Zimmerman; Andrew K. Whittaker
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Paper Abstract

Initial studies are presented on the use of polysulfones as non-chemically amplified resists (non-CARs) for 193 nm immersion lithography. Polynorbornene sulfone films on silicon wafers have been irradiated with 193 nm photons in the absence of a photo-acid generator. Chemical contrast curves and contrast curves were obtained via spectroscopic ellipsometry and grazing angle - attenuated total reflectance FTIR spectroscopy. Results were consistent with previously reported mechanisms for the degradation of aliphatic polysulfones with ionizing radiation. It was shown that E0 values could be reduced significantly by using a post exposure bake step, which propagated depolymerization of the polymer. Initial patterning results down to 50 nm half pitch were demonstrated with EUV photons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7273, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXVI, 72733X (1 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.814076
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Idriss Blakey, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Lan Chen, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Yong-Keng Goh, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Kirsten Lawrie, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Ya-Mi Chuang, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Emil Piscani, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)
Paul A. Zimmerman, SEMATECH Inc. (United States)
Andrew K. Whittaker, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7273:
Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXVI
Clifford L. Henderson, Editor(s)

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