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19 March 2015 Further advancing the throughput of a multi-beam SEM
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Multiple electron beam SEMs enable detecting structures of few nanometer in diameter at much higher throughputs than possible with single beam electron microscopes at comparable electron probe parameters. Although recent multiple beam SEM development has already demonstrated a large speed increase1, higher throughputs are still required to match the needs of many semiconductor applications2. We demonstrate the next step in the development of multi-beam SEMs by increasing the number of beams and the current per beam. The modularity of the multi-beam concept ensures that design changes in the multi-beam SEM are minimized.
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Thomas Kemen, Matt Malloy, Brad Thiel, Shawn Mikula, Winfried Denk, Gregor Dellemann, and Dirk Zeidler "Further advancing the throughput of a multi-beam SEM", Proc. SPIE 9424, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XXIX, 94241U (19 March 2015);

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