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Highly Sensitized Electron-Beam Resist By Means Of A Quenching Process
Author(s): F. Shigemitsu; K. Usuda; T . Tsuchiya; T. Nomaki; Y. Kato; K. Kirita; T. Shinozaki
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Paper Abstract

It was found that the sensitivity of poly(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl-a-chloroacrylate) (EBR-9) is greatly enhanced to around 0.1μC/ci when EBR-9 is quenched at 160°C/sec after baking. This sensitivity is about 27 times higher than that obtained by cooling at 65t/min in an atmosphere of still air. This result indicates that the sensitivity of an electron-beam resist depends on the cooling rate. In particular, a change in the cooling rate within the glass-transition region of EBR-9 leads to a drastic change in sensitivity. One method of thermal analysis, differential scanning calorimetry(DSC), made it clear that the slower the resist is cooled through the glass-transition region, the more enthalpy relaxation is produced. Furthermore, it was proved that a resist with much reduced enthalpy indicates a lower solubility rate, and that the annealing method was valid to estimate the reduced enthalpy using DSC. It is concluded that the quenched resist becomes more sensitive as a result of the enhanced solubility because of little enthalpy relaxation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0771, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing IV, (25 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940311
Show Author Affiliations
F. Shigemitsu, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
K. Usuda, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
T . Tsuchiya, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
T. Nomaki, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Y. Kato, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
K. Kirita, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
T. Shinozaki, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0771:
Advances in Resist Technology and Processing IV
Murrae J. Bowden, Editor(s)

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