New Method of Photopatterning with LB Films Based on a Chemically Amplified Mechanism

Tie Sheng Li, Mitsuishi Masaya, Miyashta Tokuji

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A new approach to introducing a photoacid generator( PAG) into Langmuir-Blodgett( LB) films to draw photopatterns as a lithographic process is described here. The chemically amplified positive-tone resist system used here consists of two components: a copolymer, poly ( dodecrylacrylamide-co-4-t-butyloxylvinyl-phenylcarbonate) [P(DDA-t-BVPC53)] and a PAG, tri(2,3-dibromopropyl) isocyanurate(TDBPIC). In the two-component system, the acid generated by the PAG catalyzes the deprotection reaction of P(DDA-t-BVPC53), to remove the tert-butoxycarbonyl group(t-BOC) in the exposed region during the postexposure baking process, thus rendering the exposed region soluble to alkaline aqueous solvents to form a positive tone. Photolithographic properties of the LB films have been evaluated. The patterns can be resolved with a resolution of 1 μm line width by UV irradiation, followed by development with an alkaline solution. The LB films can be used to generate etched gold relief images on a glass substrate via an aqueous iodide, like ammonium iodide, in alcohol / water as the etchant. The etch resistance of such LB films is sufficiently good, allowing patterning of a gold film suitable for photomask fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-546
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Research in Chinese Universities
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul


  • Chemically amplified resist
  • Copolymer
  • LB film
  • Photopatterning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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