29 March 2013 Application specific ratings for lithography process filters
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The typical performance index of microelectronics-grade filter products is based upon mechanical sieving. However, adsorption also plays a critical role for reducing certain defects. To provide a more accurate metric, a complementary adsorption performance index is introduced for lithography process filters. In this study, heptylamine-substituted palladium nanoparticles were used to simulate the adsorptive characteristics of microbridge defect precursors. Adsorption kinetic parameters were calculated for Nylon 6,6 and HDPE filters that were challenged with the simulation particles. Nylon 6,6 media quantitatively demonstrated superior adsorptive retention characteristics. The new index is expected to guide both filter product development and filter recommendation for next generation lithography processes.
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Toru Umeda, Toru Umeda, Shuichi Tsuzuki, Shuichi Tsuzuki, } "Application specific ratings for lithography process filters", Proc. SPIE 8682, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXX, 868208 (29 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010735; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010735

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