Direct-Write Laser Greyscale Lithography for Multi-Layer Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films.

Author(s) Benoit, R.R.; Jordan, D.M.; Smith, G.L.; Polcawich, R.G.; Bedair, S.S.; Potrepka, D.M.
Journal IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control
Date Published 2018 Mar 09

Direct-write laser greyscale lithography has been used to facilitate a single step patterning technique for multi-layer lead zirconate titanate (PZT) thin films. A 2.55 μm thick photoresist was patterned with a direct-write laser. The intensity of the laser was varied to create both tiered and sloped structures that are subsequently transferred into multi-layer PZT(52/48) stacks using a single Ar ion mill etch. Traditional processing requires a separate photolithography step and an ion mill etch for each layer of the substrate, which can be costly and time consuming. The novel process allows access to buried electrode layers in the multi-layer stack in a single photolithography step. The greyscale process was demonstrated on three 150 mm diameter Si substrates configured with a 0.5 μm thick SiO2 elastic layer, a base electrode of Pt/TiO2, and a stack of four PZT(52/48) thin films of either 0.25 μm thickness per layer or 0.50 μm thickness per layer, and using either Pt or IrO2 electrodes above and below each layer. Stacked capacitor structures were patterned and results will be reported on the ferroelectric and electromechanical properties using various wiring configurations and compared to comparable single layer PZT configurations.

DOI 10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2814349
ISSN 1525-8955
Citation IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2018.

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