23 July 1985 Application Of A Contrast Enhancement Material To Broadband Projection Printing
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A Contrast Enhancement Material (CEM), G.E. Altilith CEM-388, has been gaining acceptance on semiconductor fabrication lines using h line step-and-repeat systems. Although a bilevel system, the use of CEM-388 is relatively simple, and has shown significant increases in practical resolution when used at 405 nm. A considerable advantage may also be gained by using this system with Micralign projection printers, especially in improving resolution over steps. This paper will present the practical aspects of using CEM-388 in such systems and illustrate the effects on resolution, step coverage, C.D. control, and wafer throughput. The presence and control of inhibition effects will also be discussed.
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Edward K. Pavelchek, Vivian B. Valenty, Robert E. Williams,Jr., "Application Of A Contrast Enhancement Material To Broadband Projection Printing", Proc. SPIE 0538, Optical Microlithography IV, (23 July 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.947750; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947750

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