Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

X‐ray stepper aiming at 0.2 μm synchrotron orbital radiation lithography

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

9 Author(s)
Uchida, Norio ; Toshiba R & D Center, 1, Komukai Toshiba‐cho, Saiwai‐ku, Kawasaki 210, Japan ; Kuwabara, Osamu ; Ishibashi, Yoriyuki ; Kikuiri, Nobutaka
more authors

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link: 

A vertical x‐ray stepper has been developed for 0.2 μm synchrotron orbital radiation lithography. The key features of this prototype stepper are a new gap setting algorithm, an optical heterodyne alignment system, and a newly developed fine motion mask stage. Gap setting is executed so as to make the mask and wafer parallel to the travel plane of the wafer x–y stage so that only one gap setting per wafer is required. The gap setting accuracy between 20 and 50 μm gaps is better than ±1.5 μm (3σ) for each exposure position. The optical heterodyne alignment signal obtained by detecting the diffraction beams from two checkerboard gratings has a detectable resolution of better than 0.01 μm and has only a small dependence of ±0.02 μm on gap variation. The alignment signals are fed back to the mask stage which can align the mask and wafer with a resolution of 5 nm. In exposure experiments, 0.15 μm lines and spaces were printed on a negative resist (SAL 601) and a 0.05 μm overlay accuracy has been obtained.

Published in:

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov 1993

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.