Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Photoresists for EUV Patterning

Jing Jiang, Souvik Chakrabarty, Mufei Yu, Christopher K. Ober

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Abstract

© 2014SPST. Previous studies of methacrylate based nanoparticle have demonstrated the excellent pattern forming capability of these hybrid materials when used as photoresists under 13.5 nm EUV exposure. HfO2 and ZrO2 methacrylate resists have achieved high resolution (∼22 nm) at a very high EUV sensitivity (4.2 mJ/cm2). Further investigations into the patterning process suggests a ligand displacement mechanism, wherein, any combination of a metal oxide with the correct ligand could generate patterns in the presence of the suitable photoactive compound. The current investigation extends this study by developing new nanoparticle compositions with transdimethylacrylic acid and o-toluic acid ligands. This study describes their synthesis and patterning performance under 248 nm KrF laser (DUV) and also under 13.5 nm EUV exposures (dimethylacrylate nanoparticles) for the new resist compositions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-666
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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