To be effective during the lithographic EUV material screening phase for such tight pitches, it is necessary to implement complementary metrology analyses that can provide precise information on the resist roughness and a quick feedback on the quantification of nano-failures (nano-bridges, broken lines, merging or missing contacts) induced by a stochastic EUV patterning regime, the random nature of the light-matter interaction and consequent chemical reactions. Beside the traditional approach to characterize a resist with metrics as exposure latitude (EL%), depth of focus (DoF) and line-edge-roughness (LER) based on CDSEM measurements, we have used the power spectra density (PSD)  to get an unbiased value of the resist line roughness (LWR and LER) by using Fractilia metroLERTM commercial software. Further, we have used Stochalis imec software  to quantify patterning nano failures providing an early stage assessment on the patterning fidelity of the examined resists.
We present the resist characterization results for 32nm dense line-space pattern on different substrates and for 36nm dense and orthogonal contact hole pitch pattern for different photoresists. Two positive tone chemically amplified (CA) resists have been identified at the exposure dose of 45mJ/cm2 and 33mJ/cm2 for logic (pitch 32nm dense line/space) and memory (pitch 36nm dense contact holes) use cases, respectively.