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11. 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

12. Strategies for Nanoscale Contour Metrology using Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscopy
Published: 9/30/2011
Authors: Ndubuisi George Orji, Ronald G Dixson, Andras Vladar, Michael T Postek
Abstract: Contour metrology is one of the techniques used to verify optical proximity correction (OPC) in lithography models. The use of these methods, which are known as resolution enhancement techniques (RET), are necessitated by the continued decrease in f ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909559

13. A Bayesian Statistical Model for Hybrid Metrology to Improve Measurement Accuracy
Published: 7/31/2011
Authors: Richard M Silver, Nien F Zhang, Bryan M Barnes, Jing Qin, Hui Zhou, Ronald G Dixson
Abstract: We present a method to combine measurements from different techniques that reduces uncertainties and can improve measurement throughput. The approach directly integrates the measurement analysis of multiple techniques that can include different conf ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908377

14. Traceable Calibration of a Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscope
Published: 6/6/2011
Authors: Ronald G Dixson, Ndubuisi George Orji, Craig Dyer McGray, 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 effort is a custom in-house metrology AFM, called the calibrated AFM (C-AFM). The NI ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908552

15. A Traceable Scatterometry Measurement of a Silicon Line Grating
Published: 5/26/2011
Authors: Thomas Avery Germer, Heather J Patrick, Ronald G Dixson
Abstract: In this paper, we present a spectroscopic Mueller matrix ellipsometry measurement of a silicon line grating with nominal pitch of 600 nm and line width 100 nm. An uncertainty analysis is performed on the measurement results. The results are compare ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908506

16. Progress on CD-AFM tip width calibration standards
Published: 5/10/2011
Authors: Ronald G Dixson, Boon Ping Ng, Craig Dyer McGray, Ndubuisi George Orji, Jon C Geist
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a new generation of standards for calibration of CD-AFM tip width. These standards, known as single crystal critical dimension reference materials (SCCDRM) have features with ne ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911343

17. Nested Uncertainties and Hybrid Metrology to Improve Measurement Accuracy
Published: 4/18/2011
Authors: Richard M Silver, Nien F Zhang, Bryan M Barnes, Hui Zhou, Jing Qin, Ronald G Dixson
Abstract: In this paper we present a method to combine measurement techniques that reduce uncertainties and improve measurement throughput. The approach has immediate utility when performing model-based optical critical dimension measurements. When modeling ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908290

18. TSOM Method for Semiconductor Metrology
Published: 4/18/2011
Authors: Ravikiran Attota, Ronald G Dixson, John A Kramar, James Edward Potzick, Andras Vladar, Benjamin D. Bunday, Erik Novak, Andrew C. Rudack
Abstract: Through-focus scanning optical microscopy (TSOM) is a new metrology method that achieves 3D nanoscale measurement resolution using conventional optical microscopes; measurement sensitivities are comparable to what is typical using Scatterometry, SEM ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908177

19. Measurement Traceability and Quality Assurance in a Nanomanufacturing Environment
Published: 3/8/2011
Authors: Ndubuisi George Orji, Ronald G Dixson, Aaron Cordes, Benjamin Bunday, John Allgair
Abstract: A key requirement for nano-manufacturing is maintaining acceptable traceability of measurements performed to determine size. Given that properties and functionality at the nanoscale are governed by absolute size, maintaining the traceability of dimen ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906853

20. Multi-laboratory Comparison of Traceable Atomic Force Microscope Measurements of 70 nm Grating Pitch
Published: 3/8/2011
Authors: Ronald G Dixson, Donald Chernoff, Shihua Wang, Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Siew-Leng Tan, Ndubuisi George Orji, Joseph Fu
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Advanced Surface Microscopy (ASM), and the National Metrology Centre (NMC) of the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have completed a three-way interlaboratory ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906777



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