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1. Three-dimensional deep sub-wavelength defect detection using (lambda) = 193 nm optical microscopy
Bryan M Barnes, Martin Yeungjoon Sohn, Francois Romain Francis Goasmat, Hui Zhou, Andras Vladar, Richard M Silver, Abraham Arceo
Identifying defects in photolithographic patterning is a persistent challenge in semiconductor manufacturing. Well-established optical methods in current use are jeopardized by upcoming sub-20 nm device dimensions. Volumetric processing of focus-reso ...
2. Does Your SEM Really Tell the Truth?
Michael T Postek, Andras Vladar
The scanning electron microscope (SEM) has gone through a tremendous evolution to become a critical tool for many, diverse scientific and industrial applications. The high resolution of the SEM is especially useful for qualitative and quantitative ap ...
3. Nanoparticle Size and Shape Evaluation Using the TSOM Method
Bradley N Damazo, Ravikiran Attota, Premsagar Purushotham Kavuri, Andras Vladar
A novel through-focus scanning optical microscopy (TSOM) method that yields nanoscale information from optical images obtained at multiple focal planes will be used here for nanoparticle dimensional analysis. The TSOM method can distinguish not only ...
4. Can We Get 3D CD Metrology Right?
Andras Vladar, John S Villarrubia, Michael T Postek, Petr Cizmar
Our world is three-dimensional, so are the integrated circuits (ICs), they have always been. In the past, for a long time, we’ve been very fortunate, because it was enough to measure the critical dimension (CD), the width of the resist line to keep I ...
5. Contour Metrology using Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscopy
Ndubuisi George Orji, Ronald G Dixson, Andras Vladar, Bin Ming, Michael T Postek
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 ...
6. Fractional Diffusion, Low Exponent Levy Stable Laws, and Slow Motion Denoising of Helium Ion
Microscope Nanoscale Imagery
Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Andras Vladar, Alfred S Carasso
Helium ion microscopes (HIM) are capable of acquiring images with better than
1nm resolution, and HIM images are particularly rich in morphological surface details. However,
such images are generally quite noisy. A major challenge is to denoise the ...
7. Strategies for Nanoscale Contour Metrology using Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscopy
Ndubuisi George Orji, Ronald G Dixson, Andras Vladar, Michael T Postek
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 ...
8. Real-Time Image Composition with Correction of Drift Distortion
Petr Cizmar, Andras Vladar, Michael T Postek
In this article, a new scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image composition technique is de-
scribed, which can significantly reduce drift-distortion related image corruptions. Drift-distortion
commonly causes blur and distortions in the SEM ima ...
9. Development of the Metrology and Imaging of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Michael T Postek, Andras Vladar, John A. Dagata, Natalia Farkas, Bin Ming, Ryan Wagner, Arvind Raman, Robert J Moon, Ronald Sabo, Theodore H Wegner, James Beecher
The development of metrology for nanoparticles is a significant challenge. Cellulose nanocrystals
(CNC) are one group of nanoparticles that have high potential economic value
but present substantial challenges to the development of the measurement ...
10. Review of Current Progress in Nanometrology with Helium Ions
Michael T Postek, Andras Vladar, Bin Ming, Charles Archie
Scanning electron microscopy has been employed as an imaging and measurement tool
for more than 50 years and it continues as a primary tool in many research and manufacturing
facilities across the world. A new challenger to this work is the helium ...