Novel design of carbon-rich polymers for 193 nm microlithography: Adamantane-containing cyclopolymers

Dario Pasini, Eric Low, Jean Frechet

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Rapid advances in the miniaturization of microelectronic devices require the development of new imageable polymeric materials for 193 nm microlithography. The design and synthesis of carbon-rich cyclopolymers incorporating both tert-butyl esters as imageable functionalities for chemical amplification and adamantane moieties for etch resistance. The cyclopolymerization route is advantageous as the final products that incorporate spiro linkages and hydrocarbon cages within the polymer backbone should exhibit good etch resistance while maintaining appropriate film forming properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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