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1. WO2020118125 - SYSTÈME D'INSPECTION ET DE MÉTROLOGIE À COUPLAGE LÂCHE POUR SURVEILLANCE DE PROCESSUS DE PRODUCTION DE GRAND VOLUME

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CLAIMS

What is claimed:

1. A metrology system for high aspect ratio (HAR) structures comprising:

a controller communicatively coupled to a reference metrology tool and an optical metrology tool, the controller including one or more processors configured to execute program instructions configured to cause the one or more processors to:

generate a geometric model for determining a profile of a test HAR structure from metrology data from reference metrology tool;

generate a material model for determining one or more material parameters of a test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool;

form a composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining a profile of a test HAR structure based on metrology data from the optical metrology tool;

measure at least one additional test HAR structure with the optical metrology tool; and

determine a profile of the at least one additional test HAR structure based on the composite model and metrology data from the optical metrology tool associated with the at least one HAR test structure.

2. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the geometric model is generated based on metrology data from the reference metrology tool associated with two or more test HAR structures on one or more reference samples.

3. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the material model is generated based on metrology data from the optical metrology tool associated with one or more film stacks on the one or more reference samples, wherein the one or more film stacks and the one or more test HAR structures are formed using common process steps.

4. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the composite model comprises a final composite model

5. The metrology system of Claim 4, wherein forming the final composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining the profile of the test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool comprises: mapping the material model to the geometric model to generate an initial composite model.

6. The metrology system of Claim 5, wherein forming the final composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining the profile of the test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool further comprises:

generating two or more candidate composite models from the initial composite model;

performing two or more regression analyses on the two or more candidate composite models using metrology data from the reference metrology tool as reference data;

selecting a candidate composite model as a final composite model, wherein the candidate composite model with the highest accuracy based on the two or more regression analyses is selected as the final composite model.

7. The metrology system of Claim 6, wherein at least one of the two or more composite models comprise:

one or more mathematical functions, wherein each of the one or more mathematical functions describes at least one of a geometric parameter or a material parameter of the test HAR structure.

8. The metrology system of Claim 7, wherein the one or more mathematical functions include at least one of a traditional polynomial, a Legendre polynomial, a Chebyshev polynomial, or a Gaussian function.

9. The metrology system of Claim 7, wherein the at least one geometric parameter or the material parameter includes at least one of HAR structure profile, asymmetry of the HAR structure, or twist of the HAR structure.

10. The metrology system of Claim 6, wherein generating two or more candidate composite models includes truncating one or more terms of the initial composite model.

1 1 . The metrology system of Claim 6, wherein generating two or more candidate composite models includes fixing one or more terms of the initial composite value to a nominal value.

12. The metrology system of Claim 6, wherein generating two or more candidate composite models includes coupling two or more terms of the initial composite to one another.

13. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the optical metrology tool comprises:

an optical critical dimension metrology tool.

14. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the reference metrology tool comprises:

an X-ray metrology tool.

15. The metrology system of Claim 14, wherein the reference metrology tool comprises:

at least one of a small-angle X-ray scattering tool or a soft X-ray metrology tool.

16. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the reference metrology tool comprises:

an electron-beam metrology tool.

17. The metrology system of Claim 16, wherein the reference metrology tool comprises:

at least one of a scanning electron microscope or a transmission electron microscope.

18. The metrology system of Claim 1 , wherein the reference metrology tool comprises:

an atomic force microscope.

19. A metrology system for high aspect ratio (HAR) structures, comprising:

a reference metrology tool;

an optical metrology tool; and

a controller communicatively coupled to the reference metrology tool and the optical metrology tool, the controller including one or more processors configured to execute program instructions configured to cause the one or more processors to:

generate a geometric model for determining a profile of a test HAR structure from metrology data from the reference metrology tool;

generate a material model for determining one or more material parameters of a test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool;

form a composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining a profile of a test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool;

measure at least one additional test HAR structure with the optical metrology tool; and

determine a profile of the at least one additional test HAR structure based on metrology data from the optical metrology tool associated with the at least one HAR test structure based on the composite model.

20. A metrology method for high aspect ratio (HAR) structures comprising:

generating a geometric model for determining a profile of a test HAR structure from metrology data from a reference metrology tool;

generating a material model for determining one or more material parameters of a test HAR structure from metrology data from an optical metrology tool;

forming a composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining a profile of a test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool;

measuring at least one additional test HAR structure with the optical metrology tool; and

determining a profile of the at least one additional test HAR structure based on the final composite model and metrology data from the optical metrology tool associated with the at least one HAR test structure.

21. The metrology method of Claim 20, wherein the geometric model is generated based on metrology data from the reference metrology tool associated with two or more reference HAR structures on one or more reference samples.

22. The metrology method of Claim 20, wherein the material model is generated based on metrology data from the optical metrology tool associated with one or more film stacks on the one or more reference samples, wherein the one or more film stacks and the one or more reference HAR structures are formed using common process steps.

23. The metrology system of Claim 20, wherein the composite model comprises a final composite model.

24. The metrology method of Claim 23, wherein forming the final composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining the profile of the test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool comprises: mapping the material model to the geometric model to generate an initial composite model.

25. The metrology method of Claim 24, wherein forming the composite model from the geometric model and the material model for determining the profile of the test HAR structure from metrology data from the optical metrology tool further comprises:

generating two or more candidate composite models from the initial composite model;

performing two or more regression analyses on the two or more candidate composite models using metrology data from the reference metrology tool as reference data;

selecting a candidate composite model as the final composite model, wherein the candidate composite model with the highest accuracy based on the two or more regression analyses is selected as the final composite model.

26. The metrology method of Claim 25, wherein at least one of the two or more composite models comprise:

one or more mathematical functions, wherein each of the one or more mathematical functions describes at least one of a geometric parameter or a material parameter of the test HAR structure.

27. The metrology method of Claim 26, wherein the one or more mathematical functions include at least one of a traditional polynomial, a Legendre polynomial, a Chebyshev polynomial, or a Gaussian function.

28. The metrology method of Claim 26, wherein the at least one geometric parameter or the material parameter includes at least one of HAR structure profile, asymmetry of the HAR structure, or twist of the HAR structure.

29. The metrology method of Claim 25, wherein generating two or more candidate composite models includes truncating one or more terms of the initial composite model.

30. The metrology method of Claim 25, wherein generating two or more candidate composite models includes fixing one or more terms of the initial composite value to a nominal value.

31 . The metrology method of Claim 25, wherein generating two or more candidate composite models includes coupling two or more terms of the initial composite to one another.

32. The metrology method of Claim 20, wherein the optical metrology tool comprises:

an optical critical dimension metrology tool.

33. The metrology method of Claim 20, wherein the reference metrology tool comprises at least one of an X-ray metrology tool, an electron-beam metrology tool, a scanning electron microscope, a transmission electron microscope, or an atomic force microscope.