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10 times more soluble). In other words, the development rate, R, for the exposed resist is about 10 times faster than the development rate, R0, for the unexposed resist. If the photoresist is of the type called negative (also negative tone), the reaction strengthens the polymer by random cross-linkage of main chains or pendant side chains, becoming less soluble (slower dissolving). 21. 22 illustrates chain scission (positive resists) and crosslinking (negative resists). 23) resists and the two-component diazonaphtoquinone (DNQ) Uniform UV exposure illumination Chrome on glass photomask Photoresist (PR) Substrate wafer Latent image created in photoresist after exposure Wet chemical development Negative photoresist (a) Photoresist is photopolymerized where exposed and rendered insoluble to the developer solution.
Dry oxygen also works, but wet oxygen and steam produce faster results. The oxide can serve as a mask for a subsequent wet etch or boron implantation. 1b). 18 A vacuum chuck holds the wafer in place. A speed of about 500 rpm is commonly used during the dispensing step, enabling the spread of the fluid over the substrate. After the dispense step it is common to accelerate to a relatively high speed to thin the fluid to near its final desired thickness. Typical spin speeds for this step range from 1500–6000 rpm, depending on the properties of the fluid (mostly its viscosity), as well as the substrate.
The earliest negative photoresists, introduced in the 1960s, were based on the photo cross-linking of Photolithography 29 Bis(aryl)azide-sensitized rubber resists with cyclized poly(cis-isoprene) as matrix resin N3 X N3 hν N X R_N3 N R_N: + N2 hν The primary photoevent in bisarylazide-rubber resists is the production of nitrene, which then undergoes a variety of reactions that result in covalent, polymer-polymer linkages. A typical structure of one commonly employed sensitizer is shown. The reaction involved in the synthesis of the cyclized rubber matrix and the bisazide sensitizer is also shown.