14 August 2012 Design considerations for ultraviolet-nanoimprint lithography resists
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Design considerations for ultraviolet-nanoimprint lithography resists were investigated focusing on the major issues of ink-jetting performance, pattern formability, release property, and dry etching resistance. Regarding ink-jetting performance, small droplet ink-jetting of 0.7 pl was successfully demonstrated by adjusting the resist fluid property to the ink-jet coater and controlling the resist volatilization. Regarding pattern formability, a resist pattern was imprinted from a mold pattern of 28 nm in width and 60 nm in depth without pattern dimension change. It was thought that modulus control of the resist was more important than resist shrinkage in achieving excellent pattern formability. As for release property, resist with fluorine monomer and with nonreactive fluorine antisticking agent were compared. The results indicated that resist design has the capability to both reduce separation force and maintain a clear mold surface. The mold release agent decomposed with an increasing number of imprint shots, but the low release-force resist with nonreactive antisticking agent was able to control degradation of the mold release agent and thus improve release property endurance. Regarding etching resistance, it was found that increasing the ring parameter of resist is essential for high etching resistance, and resulted in improved etched pattern features of the substrate.
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Kazuyuki Usuki, Kazuyuki Usuki, Satoshi Wakamatsu, Satoshi Wakamatsu, Tadashi Oomatsu, Tadashi Oomatsu, Akiko Hattori, Akiko Hattori, Kouji Shitabatake, Kouji Shitabatake, Shinji Tarutani, Shinji Tarutani, Kunihiko Kodama, Kunihiko Kodama, Hideto Tanabe, Hideto Tanabe, } "Design considerations for ultraviolet-nanoimprint lithography resists," Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS 11(3), 033008 (14 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JMM.11.3.033008 . Submission:
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