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The impact of the residual stress on the EUV pellicle
Author(s): Eun-Sang Park; Jae-Keun Choi; Min-Ha Kim; Sollee Hwang; Zahid Hussain Shamsi; Dai-Gyoung Kim; Hye-Keun Oh
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Paper Abstract

High resolution patterning on the chip could be achieved by extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL). However, the defect on the mask becomes more important issue with very short wavelength (13.5 nm). Using the pellicle which could protect the mask from the defects can support high volume manufacturing (HVM). Most of the materials considered for pellicle have relatively high extinction coefficient in EUV region. Therefore, the thickness of the pellicle should be ~ nm thin. The stress of the pellicle is dependent not only on the temperature but also on the mechanical properties of the pellicle. The stress induced by the gravity was small compared to the thermal stress. However, the residual stress should be also considered since it is dependent on the pellicle manufacturing environment and this stress is comparable with the thermal stress. Our result shows the importance of the lowering the pellicle fabrication temperature in terms of the extending the lifetime during the scanning process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9984, Photomask Japan 2016: XXIII Symposium on Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology, 99840F (10 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241276
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Eun-Sang Park, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jae-Keun Choi, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Min-Ha Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Sollee Hwang, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Zahid Hussain Shamsi, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Dai-Gyoung Kim, Hanyang Univ (Korea, Republic of)
Hye-Keun Oh, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9984:
Photomask Japan 2016: XXIII Symposium on Photomask and Next-Generation Lithography Mask Technology
Nobuyuki Yoshioka, Editor(s)

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