Sensitivity enhancement of the high-resolution xMT multi-trigger resist for EUV lithography

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Sensitivity enhancement of the high-resolution xMT multi-trigger resist for EUV lithography. / Popescu, Carmen; Frommhold, Andreas; McClelland, Alexandra; Roth, John; Ekinci, Yasin; Robinson, Alexander.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 10143, 101430v, 18.05.2017.

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title = "Sensitivity enhancement of the high-resolution xMT multi-trigger resist for EUV lithography",
abstract = "Irresistible Materials is developing a new molecular resist system that demonstrates high-resolution capability based on the multi-trigger concept. A series of studies such as resist purification, developer choice,and enhanced resist crosslinking were conducted in order to optimize the performance of this material. The optimized conditions allowed patterning 14 nm half-pitch (hp) lines with a line width roughness (LWR) of 2.7 nm at the XIL beamline of the Swiss Light source. Furthermore it was possible to pattern 14 nm hp features with dose of 14 mJ/cm2 with an LWR of 4.9 nm. We have also begun to investigate the addition of high-Z additives to EUV photoresist as a means to increase sensitivity and modify secondary electron blur.",
keywords = "EUV lithography, resist sensitivity, chemical amplification, multi-trigger resist, molecular resist",
author = "Carmen Popescu and Andreas Frommhold and Alexandra McClelland and John Roth and Yasin Ekinci and Alexander Robinson",
year = "2017",
month = may,
day = "18",
doi = "10.1117/12.2258098",
language = "English",
volume = "10143",
journal = "Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering",
issn = "0277-786X",
publisher = "Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers",

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AU - Popescu, Carmen

AU - Frommhold, Andreas

AU - McClelland, Alexandra

AU - Roth, John

AU - Ekinci, Yasin

AU - Robinson, Alexander

PY - 2017/5/18

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