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1. (US20180337067) SUBSTRATE LIQUID PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE LIQUID PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM
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Claims

1. A substrate liquid processing apparatus, comprising:
a substrate holding unit configured to hold a substrate;
an outer nozzle configured to discharge a processing liquid toward a surface of the substrate from a position at an outside of an outer edge of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit such that at least a central portion of the surface of the substrate is covered with a liquid film of the discharged processing liquid; and
an actuator configured to change a height position or a discharge angle of the outer nozzle.
2. The substrate liquid processing apparatus of claim 1, further comprising:
a flow rate control valve configured to adjust a flow rate of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle; and
a control unit configured to control the actuator to adjust the height position or the discharge angle of the outer nozzle based on the flow rate of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle.
3. The substrate liquid processing apparatus of claim 2,
wherein the control unit adjusts the height position or the discharge angle of the outer nozzle based on a previously obtained relationship in which the flow rate of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle, the height position of the outer nozzle and an arrival position of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle onto the substrate are related.
4. The substrate liquid processing apparatus of claim 2,
wherein the outer nozzle is provided such that a relative position of the outer nozzle with respect to the substrate holding unit is not changed when viewed from a top.
5. The substrate liquid processing apparatus of claim 2,
wherein, after discharging the processing liquid from the outer nozzle to allow the central portion of the surface of the substrate to be covered with the liquid film of the processing liquid, the control unit reduces the flow rate of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle by controlling the flow rate control valve and raises the height position of the outer nozzle by controlling the actuator.
6. The substrate liquid processing apparatus of claim 1, further comprising:
a rotational driving unit configured to rotate the substrate around a vertical axis by rotating the substrate holding unit;
a movable nozzle configured to discharge the processing liquid downwards from above the substrate;
a nozzle arm configured to support the movable nozzle and move the movable nozzle between a position above the substrate held by the substrate holding unit and a position at an outside of the outer edge of the substrate; and
a control unit configured to control the movable nozzle to discharge the processing liquid onto a preset position on the substrate and control the outer nozzle to discharge the processing liquid onto a center of the substrate at the same time,
wherein the preset position is near the center of the substrate, and is located, when viewed from directly above the substrate being rotated, within a fourth quadrant of an XY orthogonal coordinate system in which a straight line including a flight trajectory of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle is defined as an Y-axis, a flight direction of the processing liquid is defined as a positive Y-axis direction, a straight line including a second vector obtained by rotating a first vector, which is started from a rotation center of the substrate and faces toward the positive Y-axis direction, by 90 degrees in a rotational direction of the substrate with respect to the rotation center of the substrate is defined as an X-axis, and a direction of the second vector is defined as a positive X-axis direction.
7. A substrate liquid processing method, comprising:
discharging a processing liquid toward a surface of a substrate from an outer nozzle provided at a position at an outside of an outer edge of the substrate; and
adjusting a height position or a discharge angle of the outer nozzle by using an actuator such that the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle arrives at a target arrival position on the substrate.
8. The substrate liquid processing method of claim 7,
wherein the height position of the outer nozzle is adjusted by the actuator.
9. The substrate liquid processing method of claim 8,
wherein the height position of the outer nozzle is adjusted based on a previously obtained relationship in which a flow rate of the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle, the height position of the outer nozzle and the arrival position of the processing liquid onto the substrate are related.
10. The substrate liquid processing method of claim 7,
wherein, after a central portion of the surface of the substrate is covered with the processing liquid discharged from the outer nozzle, a discharge flow rate of the processing liquid is reduced and the height position of the outer nozzle is raised.
11. The substrate liquid processing method of claim 7,
wherein the substrate liquid processing method is performed while rotating the substrate,
when the processing liquid is being discharged from the outer nozzle to arrive at a center of the substrate, the processing liquid is discharged downwards from a movable nozzle provided at a nozzle arm such that the processing liquid arrives at a preset position, and
the preset position is near the center of the substrate, and is located, when viewed from directly above the substrate being rotated, within a fourth quadrant of an XY orthogonal coordinate system in which a straight line including a flight trajectory of the processing liquid is defined as an Y-axis, a flight direction of the processing liquid is defined as a positive Y-axis direction, a straight line including a second vector obtained by rotating a first vector, which is started from a rotation center of the substrate and faces toward the positive Y-axis direction, by 90 degrees in a rotational direction of the substrate with respect to the rotation center of the substrate is defined as an X-axis, and a direction of the second vector is defined as a positive X-axis direction.
12. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, in response to execution, cause a substrate liquid processing apparatus to perform a substrate liquid processing method as claimed in claim 7.