06387783 is referenced by 76 patents.
Methods for forming a T-gate on a substrate are provided that employ a hybrid resist. The hybrid resist specifically is employed to define a base of the T-gate on the substrate with very high resolution. To define a base of the T-gate, a hybrid resist layer is deposited on the substrate. A mask having a reticle feature with an edge is provided and is positioned above the hybrid resist layer so that the edge of the reticle feature is above a desired location for the base of the T-gate. Thereafter, the hybrid resist layer is exposed to radiation through the mask, and the exposed hybrid resist layer is developed to define an opening therein for the base of the T-gate. Preferably the loop feature formed in the hybrid resist layer by the reticle feature during exposure is trimmed. The T-gate may be completed by employing any known T-gate fabrication techniques.