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Non-topcoat process development for ArF immersion lithography
Author(s): Takehiko Naruoka; Nobuji Matsumura; Akimasa Soyano; Shiro Kusumoto; Yoshikazu Yamaguchi; Hiroshi Arima; Yuichi Yoshida; Kousuke Yoshihara; Tsuyoshi Shibata
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Paper Abstract

Mass production of 193-nm immersion lithography has been started. Top coat process is one of the practical solutions for applying the conventional dry ArF resists to achieve low material leaching and good scanning property, etc... At the present, the lithographic world requires non-topcoat process from the point of view of C.O.O. (cost of ownership), however there are still concerns that have to be revealed and solved. In order to achieve higher scan speed, the superior water repellent property is required at the surface of non-topcoat resist. On the other hand, the influence of water repellent surface property to the track process has to be considered. In this report, the considered items (coating, development, etc...) of the higher water repellent property in non-topcoat process were extracted. Material design for optimization of surface property with JSR non-topcoat resist and novel rinse method from process were proposed as solutions to the concerns. Optimization of surface property showed positive impact to the development and defect performance. The novel rinse method "ADR" which has been developed by Tokyo Electron showed superior availability to reduction of blob type defect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7273, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXVI, 727328 (1 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.814084
Show Author Affiliations
Takehiko Naruoka, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Nobuji Matsumura, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Akimasa Soyano, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Shiro Kusumoto, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Yoshikazu Yamaguchi, JSR Corp. (Japan)
Hiroshi Arima, Tokyo Electron Kyushu Ltd. (Japan)
Yuichi Yoshida, Tokyo Electron Kyushu Ltd. (Japan)
Kousuke Yoshihara, Tokyo Electron Kyushu Ltd. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Shibata, Tokyo Electron Kyushu Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7273:
Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXVI
Clifford L. Henderson, Editor(s)

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