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21. 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

22. Scatterfield Microscopy of 22 nm Node Patterned Defects using Visible and DUV Light
Published: 4/4/2012
Authors: Bryan M Barnes, Martin Y Sohn, Francois R. Goasmat, Hui Zhou, Richard M Silver, Abraham Arceo
Abstract: Smaller patterning dimensions and novel architectures are fostering research into improved methods of defect detection in semiconductor device manufacturing. This initial experimental study, augmented with simulation, evaluates scatterfield microscop ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910963

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. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. The Limits and Extensibility of Optical Patterned Defect Inspection
Published: 4/1/2010
Authors: Richard M Silver, Bryan M Barnes, Martin Y Sohn, Richard Quintanilha, Hui Zhou, Chris Deeb, Mark Johnson, Milton Goodwin, Dilip Patel
Abstract: New techniques recently developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology using bright field optical tools are applied to signal-based defect analysis of features with dimensions well below the measurement wavelength. A key to this app ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905318

28. Angle-resolved Optical Metrology using Multi-Technique Nested Uncertainties
Published: 8/15/2009
Authors: Richard M Silver, Bryan M Barnes, Hui Zhou, Nien F Zhang, Ronald G Dixson
Abstract: This paper introduces recent advances in scatterfield microscopy using improved normalization and fitting procedures. Reduced measurement uncertainties are obtained through the use of more accurate normalization procedures in combination with better ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902735

29. Through-focus Scanning and Scatterfield Optical Methods for Advanced Overlay Target Analysis
Published: 9/1/2008
Authors: Ravikiran Attota, Michael T. Stocker, Richard M Silver, Nathanael A Heckert, Hui Zhou, Richard J Kasica, Lei Chen, Ronald G Dixson, Ndubuisi George Orji, Bryan M Barnes, Peter Lipscomb
Abstract: In this paper we present overlay measurement techniques that use small overlay targets for advanced semiconductor applications. We employ two different optical methods to measure overlay using modified conventional optical microscope platforms. They ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902294

30. A Time-Resolved Kinetic Monte-Carlo Simulation Study On Si (111) Etching
Published: 1/1/2007
Authors: Hui Zhou, Joseph Fu, Richard M Silver
Abstract: In this paper we have extended the Kinetic Monte-Carlo simulation method to study the etching dynamics of Si (111) surfaces in NH4F in a time-resolved basis. We have examined the step-flow dynamics of Si(111) etching using various simulation window s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823196



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