Large contrast enhancement by sonication assisted cold development process for low dose and ultrahigh resolution patterning on ZEP520A positive tone resist
Tobing, Landobasa Yosef Mario A. L.
Zhang, Dao Hua
Date of Issue2012
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The authors demonstrate a robust, low dose, high contrast, and ultrahigh resolution patterning process based on sonication assisted development of ZEP520A positive tone resist in both room and cold temperature. The contrast as high as γ ∼ 25 and γ ∼ 9.14 can readily be achieved in 6 °C and room temperature development, respectively, in diluted n-amyl acetate solution. The high contrast is demonstrated on 90 nm thick ZEP resist at 20 kV acceleration voltage, from which 20 nm thick titanium lift-off of 60 nm pitch lines and 50 nm pitch dots can be successfully achieved.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Microelectronics
Journal of vacuum science & technology B: microelectronics and nanometer structures
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