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23 March 2007 Hybrid optical: electron-beam resists
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Combining optical and electron beam exposures on the same wafer level is an attractive approach for extending the usefulness of current generation optical tools. This technique requires high-performance hybrid resists that perform equally well with optical and e-beam tools. In this paper Rohm and Haas EPICTM 2340, a 193-nm chemically amplified photoresist, is used in a hybrid exposure role. The e-beam tool was used to pattern 45 nm half-pitch features and a 193- nm immersion stepper was used to pattern 60-nm half-pitch features in the same resist layer. The effects of processing parameters and delay times were investigated.
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D. M. Lennon, S. J. Spector, T. H. Fedynyshyn, T. M. Lyszczarz, M. Rothschild, J. Thackeray, and K. Spear-Alfonso "Hybrid optical: electron-beam resists", Proc. SPIE 6519, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXIV, 65190H (23 March 2007);

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