7 July 1997 Overview of photoacid generator design for acetal resist systems
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An overview is given of how the design of photoacid generators (PAGs) is critical to tuning both the lithographic and thermal properties of chemically amplified resist systems. The importance of PAG chemistry is illustrated with an ARCH resist system that contains acetal protecting groups removable with low activation energies. We detail the effect of PAG on the resist's resolution, depth of focus and thermal decomposition temperature.
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Francis M. Houlihan, Francis M. Houlihan, Omkaram Nalamasu, Omkaram Nalamasu, Elsa Reichmanis, Elsa Reichmanis, Allen G. Timko, Allen G. Timko, Ulrike Varlemann, Ulrike Varlemann, Thomas I. Wallow, Thomas I. Wallow, N. R. Bantu, N. R. Bantu, John J. Biafore, John J. Biafore, Thomas R. Sarubbi, Thomas R. Sarubbi, Pasquale A. Falcigno, Pasquale A. Falcigno, H. J. Kirner, H. J. Kirner, Norbert Muenzel, Norbert Muenzel, Klaus Petschel, Klaus Petschel, Hans-Thomas Schacht, Hans-Thomas Schacht, Reinhard Schulz, Reinhard Schulz, } "Overview of photoacid generator design for acetal resist systems", Proc. SPIE 3049, Advances in Resist Technology and Processing XIV, (7 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275848; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275848

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