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High-accuracy resist development process with wide margins by quick removal of reaction products
Author(s): Hisayuki Shimada; Toshiyuki Iwamoto; Shigeki Shimomura; Masanobu Onodera; Tadahiro Ohmi
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated that highly reliable resist patterning is achieved by effectively removing reaction products by means of ultrasonic development and the addition of surfactant to the developer. It has been found that the reaction products form a stagnant layer, resulting in preventing the resist-developer reaction. Thus, the existence of the stagnant layer leads to the fluctuation of the developing characteristics and the degradation of the resist contrast, resist sensitivity, and process margins. To quickly remove the stagnant layer from the resist-developer reaction interface, two techniques are employed: physical method of developing with ultrasonic agitation and chemical method of the addition of surfactant to developer. In addition, it has been found that the agitation of developer lowers the etch rate of (100) Si and prevents the appearance of pyramid-shaped etch pits on Si surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2195, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XI, (16 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175394
Show Author Affiliations
Hisayuki Shimada, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Toshiyuki Iwamoto, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Shigeki Shimomura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Masanobu Onodera, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Tadahiro Ohmi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2195:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XI
Omkaram Nalamasu, Editor(s)

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