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Monte Carlo modeling of BSE reflection in e-beam writers
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Paper Abstract

The reflection of back-scattered electrons (BSE) at the objective lens of an electron beam writer leads to a diffuse resist exposure which extends over several millimetres. The deposed energy of this unintentional exposure is much lower than the direct one. However, if the area of the direct electron beam exposure is large enough the accumulated energy is no longer negligible and may cause significant CD variations. Therefore, it is of crucial importance to study possible ways of reducing this dose contribution to a minimum and in order to perform a correct proximity correction targeting to determine its radial distribution. In this work a model of a 50kV E-Beam writer was developed, consisting of a resist-coated silicon wafer and an opposing low-reflection disk mounted at the pole piece of the objective lens. In order to improve the low-reflection disk, different material compositions as well as an optimized surface topography of the disk are modelled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7637, Alternative Lithographic Technologies II, 76371T (2 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846517
Show Author Affiliations
H. Alves, Vistec Electron Beam GmbH (Germany)
K.-P. Johnsen, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
P. Hahmann, Vistec Electron Beam GmbH (Germany)
D. Gnieser, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
C. G. Frase, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
H. Bosse, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7637:
Alternative Lithographic Technologies II
Daniel J. C. Herr, Editor(s)

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