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11. Distributed Force Probe Bending Model of CD-AFM Bias
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Vladimir A. Ukraintsev, Ndubuisi George Orji, Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Ronald G Dixson, Joseph Fu, Richard M Silver
Abstract: Critical Dimension AFM (CD-AFM) is a widely used reference metrology technique. To characterize modern semiconductor devices, small and flexible probes, often 15 nm to 20 nm in diameter, are used. Recent studies have reported uncontrolled and signif ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912266

12. 3-D Optical Metrology of Finite sub-20 nm Dense Arrays using Fourier Domain Normalization
Published: 3/25/2013
Authors: Jing Qin, Hui Zhou, Bryan M Barnes, Ronald G Dixson, Richard M Silver
Abstract: Reduced target dimensions requiring improved resolution and sensitivity have driven the need to use and analyze the phase and scattered frequency information available when using image-based scatterometry systems. One such system is scatterfield micr ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912961

13. FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STANDARDS FOR ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE TIP WIDTH CALIBRATION
Published: 3/25/2013
Authors: Ronald G Dixson, Craig Dyer McGray, Boon Ping Ng, Ndubuisi George Orji, Jon C Geist
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been developing methods and standards to enable the traceable calibration of critical dimension atomic force microscopy (CD AFM). This technique involves flared tips and two-dimensional s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912865

14. Effect of the Spherical Indenter Tip Assumption on the Initial Plastic Yield Stress
Published: 10/17/2012
Authors: Li Ma, Lyle E Levine, Ronald G Dixson, Douglas T Smith, David Bahr
Abstract: Nanoindentation is widely used to explore the mechanical properties of small volumes of materials. For crystalline materials, there is a growing experimental and theoretical interest in pop-in events, which are sudden displacement-burst excursions d ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911162

15. Multiple-order Imaging for Optical Critical Dimension Metrology using Microscope Characterization
Published: 10/11/2012
Authors: Jing Qin, Hui Zhou, Bryan M Barnes, Francois R. Goasmat, Ronald G Dixson, Richard M Silver
Abstract: There has been much recent work in developing advanced optical metrology applications that use imaging optics for optical critical dimension (OCD) measurements, defect detection, and for potential use with in-die metrology applications. We have previ ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912169

16. Robust Auto-Alignment Technique for Orientation-Dependent Etching of Nanostructures
Published: 5/29/2012
Authors: Craig Dyer McGray, Richard J Kasica, Ndubuisi George Orji, Ronald G Dixson, Michael W. Cresswell, Richard A Allen, Jon C Geist
Abstract: A robust technique is presented for auto-aligning nanostructures to slow-etching crystallographic planes in materials with diamond cubic structure. Lithographic mask patterns are modified from the intended dimensions of the nanostructures to compen ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908076

17. Contour Metrology using Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscopy
Published: 4/9/2012
Authors: Ndubuisi George Orji, Ronald G Dixson, Andras Vladar, Bin Ming, Michael T Postek
Abstract: The critical dimension atomic force microscope (CD-AFM), which is used as a reference instrument in lithography metrology, has been proposed as a supplemental instrument for contour measurement and verification. However, although data from CD-AFM is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910915

18. On CD-AFM bias related to probe bending
Published: 4/9/2012
Authors: Vladimir A Ukraintsev, Ndubuisi George Orji, Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Ronald G Dixson, Joseph Fu, Richard M Silver
Abstract: Critical Dimension AFM (CD-AFM) is a widely used reference metrology. To characterize modern semiconductor devices, very small and flexible probes, often 15 nm to 20 nm in diameter, are now frequently used. Several recent publications have reported ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910903

19. Phase sensitive parametric optical metrology: Exploring the limits of 3-dimensional optical metrology
Published: 4/4/2012
Authors: Richard M Silver, Jing Qin, Bryan M Barnes, Hui Zhou, Ronald G Dixson, Francois R. Goasmat
Abstract: There has been much recent work in developing advanced optical metrology applications that use imaging optics for critical dimension measurements, defect detection and for potential use with in-die metrology applications. Sensitivity to nanometer sca ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911039

20. Traceable Calibration of a Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscope
Published: 3/9/2012
Authors: Ronald G Dixson, Ndubuisi George Orji, Craig Dyer McGray, John E Bonevich, Jon C Geist
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a multifaceted program in atomic force microscope (AFM) dimensional metrology. One component of this program, and the focus of this paper, is the use of critical dimension atomic force ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908943



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