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Simplified double patterning process with non-topcoat self-freezing resist
Author(s): Tomohisa Fujisawa; Yusuke Anno; Masafumi Hori; Goji Wakamatsu; Michihiro Mita; Koji Ito; Hiromitsu Tanaka; Kenji Hoshiko; Takeo Shioya; Kentaro Goto; Yoshifumi Ogawa; Hiroaki Takikawa; Yutaka Kozuma; Koichi Fujiwara; Makoto Sugiura; Yoshikazu Yamaguchi; Tsutomu Shimokawa
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Paper Abstract

Double patterning is one of the most promising techniques for sub-30nm half pitch device manufacturing. Several techniques such as dual-trench process (litho-etch-litho-etch: LELE) and dual-line process (litho-litho-etch : LLE) have been reported. Between them, the dual-line process attracts a great deal of attention due to its higher throughput. The key issue in the dual-line process is preventing damage of the first resist pattern during the second lithography process. As a solution, we have developed a process to alleviate this issue using a chemical material called "freezing agent." More recently, we have further simplified the process by developing a simple freezing technique called "self-freezing" or "thermal-freezing." The "self-freezing resist" material can accomplish the freezing process by applying only one bake to the resulting first pattern. In addition, our self-freezing resist also has added water shedding properties to meet non-topcoat (non-TC) immersion resist requirements, which further simplifies the process and materials. In this study, imaging results of Non-TC self-freezing resist including critical dimension uniformity, defectivity and processing properties of the resulting patterns is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7639, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXVII, 76392Y (25 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846493
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Tomohisa Fujisawa, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Yusuke Anno, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Masafumi Hori, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Goji Wakamatsu, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Michihiro Mita, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Koji Ito, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Hiromitsu Tanaka, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Kenji Hoshiko, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Takeo Shioya, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Kentaro Goto, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Yoshifumi Ogawa, Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. (Japan)
Hiroaki Takikawa, Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. (Japan)
Yutaka Kozuma, Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. (Japan)
Koichi Fujiwara, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Makoto Sugiura, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Yoshikazu Yamaguchi, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Tsutomu Shimokawa, JSR Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7639:
Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXVII
Robert D. Allen, Editor(s)

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