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21. The National Ballistics Imaging Comparison (NBIC) Project
Published: 3/10/2012
Authors: Jun-Feng Song, Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Susan M Ballou, Robert Meryln Thompson, James H Yen, Thomas B Renegar, Xiaoyu A Zheng, Richard M Silver, Martin Ols
Abstract: In response to the guidelines issued by the ASCLD/LAB-International (American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board) to establish traceability and quality assurance in U.S. crime laboratories, a NIST/ATF joint project e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907871

22. Nanometrology Using Through-Focus Scanning Optical Microscopy Method
Published: 12/21/2011
Authors: Ravikiran (Ravikiran) Attota, Richard M Silver
Abstract: We present an initial review of a novel through-focus scanning optical microscopy (TSOM) imaging method that produces nanometer dimensional measurement sensitivity using a conventional bright-field optical microscope. In the TSOM method a target is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905395

23. Fundamental Limits of Optical Patterned Defect Metrology
Published: 11/14/2011
Authors: Richard M Silver, Bryan M Barnes, Martin Y Sohn, Hui Zhou, Jing Qin
Abstract: The semiconductor manufacturing industry is now facing serious challenges in achieving defect detection rates with acceptable throughput and accuracy. With conventional bright-field and dark-field inspection methods now at their limits, it has becom ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908849

24. Controlling Formation of Atomic Step Morphology on Micro-patterned Si (100)
Published: 8/9/2011
Authors: Kai Li, Pradeep Narayanan Namboodiri, Sumanth B. Chikkamaranahalli, Gheorghe Stan, Ravikiran (Ravikiran) Attota, Joseph Fu, Richard M Silver
Abstract: Micro scale features are fabricated on Si (100) surfaces using lithographic techniques and then thermally processed in an ultra high vacuum (UHV) environment. Samples are flash heated at 1200 °C and further annealed at 1050 °C for 18 hours. The surf ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907301

25. 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

26. Selecting Valid Correlation Areas for Automated Bullet Identification Systems Based on Striation Detection
Published: 5/1/2011
Authors: Wei Chu, Jun-Feng Song, Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Robert Meryln Thompson, Richard M Silver
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905104

27. Optical illumination optimization for patterned defect inspection
Published: 4/20/2011
Authors: Bryan M Barnes, Richard Quintanilha, Martin Y Sohn, Hui Zhou, Richard M Silver
Abstract: Rapidly decreasing critical dimensions (CD) for semiconductor devices drive the study of improved methods for the detection of defects within patterned areas. As reduced CDs are being achieved through directional patterning, additional constraints a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908276

28. 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

29. Light Scattering Methods
Published: 4/9/2011
Authors: Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Richard M Silver, Rainer Brodmann, Boris Brodmann, Jorg Seewig
Abstract: Light scattering belongs to a class of techniques known as area-integrating methods for measuring surface texture. Rather than being based on coordinate measurement, these methods probe an area of the surface altogether and yield parameters that are ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906985

30. Characterizing a Scatterfield Optical Platform for Semiconductor Metrology
Published: 12/21/2010
Authors: Bryan M Barnes, Ravikiran (Ravikiran) Attota, Richard Quintanilha, Martin Y Sohn, Richard M Silver
Abstract: Scatterfield microscopy is the union of a high-magnification imaging platform and the angular and/or wavelength control of scatterometry at the sample surface. Scatterfield microscopy uses Köhler illumination, where each point on the source translat ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905931



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