Proceedings of SPIE 1989
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New Diazoketone Dissolution Inhibitors For Deep U.V. Photolithography

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The results of studies directed toward the design of diazoketone dissolution inhibitors for deep U.V. photolithography are described. This work has identified a useful chromophore, the 1, 3-diacy1-2-diazo linkage which has the requisite spectral characteristics for use in the deep UV. Incorporation of appropriate hetero-atomes into the structure has allowed synthesis of analogs that survive common processing sequences. A detailed study of the photochemistry of these analogs led to an understanding of the importance of the stability of the ketene photoproduct on resist contrast. Imaging results are presented for a trilayer application and for excimer laser projection printing. © 1987 SPIE.