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Reduced Zeta potential through use of cationic adhesion promoter for improved resist process performance and minimizing material consumption
Author(s): Lorna Hodgson; Andrew Thompson
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of a non-HMDS (non-silane) adhesion promoter that was used to reduce the zeta potential for very thin (proprietary) polymer on silicon. By reducing the zeta potential, as measured by the minimum sample required to fully coat a wafer, the amount of polymer required to coat silicon substrates was significantly reduced in the manufacture of X-ray windows used for high transmission of low-energy X-rays. Moreover, this approach used aqueous based adhesion promoter described as a cationic surface active agent that has been shown to improve adhesion of photoresists (positive, negative, epoxy [SU8], e-beam and dry film). As well as reducing the amount of polymer required to coat substrates, this aqueous adhesion promoter is nonhazardous, and contains non-volatile solvents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8325, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXIX, 83251W (19 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917856
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Lorna Hodgson, MOXTEK, Inc. (United States)
Andrew Thompson, DisChem, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8325:
Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXIX
Mark H. Somervell; Thomas I. Wallow, Editor(s)

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