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Ultrathin photoresists for EUV lithography
Author(s): Veena Rao; Jonathan L. Cobb; Craig C. Henderson; Uzodinma Okoroanyanwu; Dan R. Bozman; Pawitter J. S. Mangat; Robert L. Brainard; Joseph F. Mackevich
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Paper Abstract

The strong attenuation of EUV radiation in organic materials has necessitated the use of a thin layer imaging (TLI) resist for lithographic patterning. We have studied several TLI processes for EUV and found the use of an ultra-thin single layer resist (UTR) over a hardmask is a plausible resist system. We have developed new EUV resist system based on DUV chemical approaches. These EUV resist pattern features as small as 70 nm L/S and 70 nm isolated features. The UTR process shows high sensitivity and low line edge roughness compared to other thin layer imaging resists processes such as top-surface imaging. The advantage of these UTR resists is the current familiarity in the industry with processing and materials development. We have also ben able to address one of the main concerns surrounding such thin resists, and we have found they are sufficient to pattern the hard mask with enough resist remaining.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3676, Emerging Lithographic Technologies III, (25 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351135
Show Author Affiliations
Veena Rao, Intel Corp. (United States)
Jonathan L. Cobb, Motorola (United States)
Craig C. Henderson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Uzodinma Okoroanyanwu, Advanced Micro Devices Corp. (United States)
Dan R. Bozman, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Pawitter J. S. Mangat, Motorola (United States)
Robert L. Brainard, Shipley Co. (United States)
Joseph F. Mackevich, Shipley Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3676:
Emerging Lithographic Technologies III
Yuli Vladimirsky, Editor(s)

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