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New 157-nm resist platform based on etching model for fluoropolymers
Author(s): Shinji Kishimura; Masayuki Endo; Masaru Sasago
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Paper Abstract

We designed platforms for a 157-nm resist polymer that have both high transparency and high etch resistance. We measured the etching rate of various fluoropolymers under the conditions of poly etch and oxide etch processes. Most of the fluoropolymers showed good correlation with an etching rate ratio and a value of (NC-NO-NF) / NT (NT, NC, NO, and NF was the number of total atoms, carbon, oxygen, and fluorine atom in a monomer unit, respectively). This index, (NC-NO-NF) / NT was named IERF (index for etch resistance of fluoropolymers). It became easy to design a fluoropolymer that has high etch resistance using this index. Moreover, the acrylic polymer that has a particular kind of fluorinated alicyclic compound in its side chain was not in the above-mentioned correlation, however, it was found to have higher etch resistance. Base upon these results, two platforms were built, one of the copolymer type with polyacrylate (PA) and polystyrene (PS), the other of the copolymer type with PA and polycycloolefin (PC). Resists belonging to the two platforms were made and a high resolution of 85 nm or less was obtained by using the Microstepper (NA0.6, (sigma) 0.3, alternating phase shift mask). These resists showed a slightly higher etch resistance as compared with a COMA (cycloolefin-maleic anhydride) type resist with comparatively high etch resistance even during the ArF resist.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4690, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIX, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474219
Show Author Affiliations
Shinji Kishimura, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masayuki Endo, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masaru Sasago, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4690:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIX
Theodore H. Fedynyshyn, Editor(s)

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