Patent Number: 7,825,443

Title: Semiconductor constructions

Abstract: In one aspect, the invention includes a semiconductor processing method. An antireflective material layer is formed over a substrate. At least a portion of the antireflective material layer is annealed at a temperature of greater than about 400.degree. C. A layer of photoresist is formed over the annealed antireflective material layer. The layer of photoresist is patterned. A portion of the antireflective material layer unmasked by the patterned layer of photoresist is removed. In another aspect, the invention includes the following semiconductor processing. An antireflective material layer is formed over a substrate. The antireflective material layer is annealed at a temperature of greater than about 400.degree. C. A layer of photoresist is formed over the annealed antireflective material layer. Portions of the layer of photoresist are exposed to radiation waves. Some of the radiation waves are absorbed by the antireflective material during the exposing.

Inventors: Holscher; Richard (Boise, ID), Yin; Zhiping (Boise, ID), Glass; Tom (Idaho City, ID)

Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.

International Classification: H01L 31/062 (20060101); C09K 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00