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EUV Sources for Lithography
Editor(s): Vivek Bakshi
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This comprehensive volume, edited by a senior technical staff member at SEMATECH, is the authoritative reference book on EUV source technology. The volume contains 38 chapters contributed by leading researchers and suppliers in the EUV source field. Topics range from a state-of-the-art overview and in-depth explanation of EUV source requirements, to fundamental atomic data and theoretical models of EUV sources based on discharge-produced plasmas (DPPs) and laser-produced plasmas (LPPs), to a description of prominent DPP and LPP designs and other technologies for producing EUV radiation. Additional topics include EUV source metrology and components (collectors, electrodes), debris mitigation, and mechanisms of component erosion in EUV sources. The volume is intended to meet the needs of both practitioners of the technology and readers seeking an introduction to the subject.


Book Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
Pages: 1094
ISBN: 9780819496256
Volume: PM149

Table of Contents
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Preface / xix
Vivek Bakshi
Introduction / xxi
Kevin Kemp
List of Contributors / xxiii
List of Abbreviations / xxxi
Section I: Introduction and Technology Review / 1
Chapter 1 EUV Source Technology: Challenges and Status / 3
EUV Source Technology: Challenges and Status / 3
1.1 Introduction / 4
1.2 Conversion Efficiency of EUV Sources / 4
1.3 EUV Source Power / 9
1.4 Source Components and Their Lifetimes / 19
1.5 Summary and Future Outlook / 20
References / 21
Chapter 2 EUV Source Requirements for EUV Lithography / 27
EUV Source Requirements for EUV Lithography / 27
2.1 Introduction and Background / 27
2.2 Source Requirements / 29
2.3 Component Degradation / 38
2.4 Cost of Ownership / 39
2.5 Conclusions / 41
Acknowledgments / 41
References / 41
Section II: Fundamentals and Modeling / 45
Chapter 3 Atomic Xenon Data / 47
Atomic Xenon Data / 47
3.1 Introduction / 47
3.2 Specification of the Subtypes of Fundamental Atomic Data Needed / 49
3.3 Overview and Current Status of Available Data for Xenon (q = 7 to q = 18) / 53
3.4 References to Data for the Less-Critical Charge States (q <7 or q >18) of Xenon / 54
3.5 Benchmarking Input Data / 54
3.6 Benchmarking Output Data / 55
3.7 Outlook and Future Data Needs / 56
Acknowledgments / 57
References (for main text) / 57
Appendix A: International SEMATECH�s Fundamental Data Working Group / 59
Appendix B: Xenon Atomic Data / 59
Chapter 4 Atomic Tin Data / 113
Atomic Tin Data / 113
4.1 Introduction / 113
4.2 Theoretical Approach / 114
4.3 Results of the Calculations / 115
4.4 Registration of Sn Plasma Spectra / 115
4.5 Primary Classification on Charge States / 117
4.6 Conclusion / 120
Acknowledgments / 120
Appendix: Results of Theoretical Calculations of Sn Ion Spectra / 121
References / 147
Chapter 5 Atomic Physics of Highly Charged Ions and the Case for Sn as a Source Material / 149
Atomic Physics of Highly Charged Ions and the Case for Sn as a Source Material / 149
5.1 Introduction and Background / 149
5.2 The Case for Xenon / 151
5.3 Alternatives to Xenon; the Case for Tin / 156
5.4 Conclusions / 167
Acknowledgments / 167
References / 168
Chapter 6 Radiative Collapse in Z Pinches / 175
Radiative Collapse in Z Pinches / 175
V. V. Ivanov, V. G. Koloshnikov, E. D. Korop, V. Krivtsun,
Yu. V. Sidelnikov, O. Yakushev, and G. G. Zukakishvili
6.1 Introduction / 175
6.2 Formation of Pinch Columns / 176
6.3 Discharge Source for EUVL: High-Power, High-CE Alternative Concept Source / 178
6.4 Neck Instabilities in Pinch Plasmas: Radiative Collapse / 179
6.5 Plasma-Column Energy Balance; Pease-Braginskii Current; Critical Current for Heavy-Ion Plasmas / 180
6.6 Neck Development Scenario / 183
6.7 Experimental Observation of Neck Instabilities; Plasma Outflow / 185
6.8 Dissipation of Electrical Energy in the Discharge / 186
6.9 Equilibrium Radius; EUV Source Size / 187
6.10 Equilibrium Radius versus Linear Density Trajectory / 189
6.11 Stability of Radiative-Collapse Trajectory, EUV Yield, and Shot-to-Shot Reproducibility / 190
6.12 Axial Size of the EUV Source; Zippering Effect / 191
6.13 Conclusions / 193
Acknowledgments / 193
References / 193
Chapter 7 Fundamentals and Limits of Plasma-based EUV Sources / 197
Fundamentals and Limits of Plasma-based EUV Sources / 197
7.1 Introduction / 197
7.2 Required Parameters of EUV Sources / 199
7.3 Fundamental Limits / 201
7.4 Fundamental Processes / 205
7.5 Factors Influencing the Radiative Yield / 208
7.6 Plasma Simulation: Tool for Source Optimization / 215
7.7 Atomic Physics, Radiation, and Ionization Modeling / 216
7.8 MHD Description of the Pinch Phase of the Discharge / 218
7.9 Other Important Issues / 219
Acknowledgments / 219
References 219
Chapter 8 Z* Code for DPP and LPP Source Modeling / 223
Z* Code for DPP and LPP Source Modeling / 223
8.1 Introduction / 224
8.2 Fundamentals of the Physics of EUV-Emitting Plasmas / 225
8.3 Computational RMHD Code Z? / 236
8.4 EUV Radiation Source Simulations / 246
8.5 Summary / 264
Acknowledgments / 267
Appendix A: Analytical Solution for the Axially Inhomogenous Capillary Discharge / 267
Appendix B: Estimations for the Motion Dynamics of a Sheath in the Ionized Gas via the Snowplow Model / 269
Appendix C: Calculation of the Laser Energy Transport Process / 271
References / 271
Chapter 9 HEIGHTS-EUV Package for DPP Source Modeling / 277
HEIGHTS-EUV Package for DPP Source Modeling / 277
9.1 Introduction / 277
9.2 Magnetohydrodynamics / 279
9.3 External Electric Circuit / 281
9.4 Detailed Radiation Transport / 282
9.5 Atomic Physics and Opacities / 286
9.6 Results and Discussion / 294
9.7 Conclusion / 296
Acknowledgments / 296
References / 296
Chapter 10 Modeling LPP Sources / 299
Modeling LPP Sources / 299
10.1 Introduction / 300
10.2 EUVL Source Requirements / 301
10.3 Physical Processes in Laser Plasmas / 303
10.4 Modeling Laser-Target Interactions and Plasma Expansion / 306
10.5 Atomic Physics Modeling of Laser Plasmas / 312
10.6 Future Trends / 329
Acknowledgments / 330
References / 330
Chapter 11 Conversion Efficiency of LPP Sources / 339
Conversion Efficiency of LPP Sources / 339
11.1 Introduction / 339
11.2 Design Window for Practical Use / 341
11.3 Power Balance Model / 343
11.4 Atomic Models and Radiation Hydrodynamic Code / 348
11.5 Conversion Efficiency for Tin and Xenon / 353
11.6 Discussion and Summary / 364
Acknowledgments 365
References 365
Section III: Plasma Pinch Sources / 371
Chapter 12 Dense Plasma Focus Source / 373
Dense Plasma Focus Source / 373
12.1 Introduction / 373
12.2 Overview of the Source / 374
12.3 Pulsed-Power Development / 375
12.4 EUV Output Energy and Conversion Efficiency / 376
12.5 Operation at High Repetition Rates / 376
12.6 Thermal Management / 378
12.7 EUV Source Size and Spatial and Angular Distribution / 380
12.8 EUV Spectra 380
12.9 Spectral and Plasma Modeling 382
12.10 Metal Target Elements / 383
12.11 Debris Mitigation and Contamination Studies / 385
12.12 EUV Collector / 386
12.13 Lifetime Limitations and Power Scaling / 387
12.14 Summary and Conclusion / 388
Acknowledgments / 389
References / 389
Chapter 13 Hollow-Cathode-Triggered Plasma Pinch Discharge / 395
Hollow-Cathode-Triggered Plasma Pinch Discharge / 395
13.1 Introduction / 395
13.2 Physics of EUV Sources Based on Hollow-Cathode-Triggered Gas Discharges / 396
13.3 The Philips HCT Source: Design and Results / 401
13.4 Summary and Outlook / 410
Acknowledgments / 410
References / 410
Chapter 14 High-Power GDPP Z-Pinch EUV Source Technology / 413
High-Power GDPP Z-Pinch EUV Source Technology / 413
14.1 Introduction / 413
14.2 Physics of the Z-Pinch Discharge and EUV Generation / 418
14.3 Emitter Materials for 13.5-nm Z-Pinch Sources / 421
14.4 Discharge Electrode System, Source Collector, and Electrode Lifetime / 423
14.5 Pulsed Power Excitation of Z Pinches / 427
14.6 Discharge-Electrode Thermal Management Technology / 431
14.7 Debris Mitigation and Collector-Optics Protection / 433
14.8 First Commercial Sources for Exposure Tools�EUV Source XTS 13-35 / 435
14.9 Scaling of Z-Pinch Power and Lifetime Performance to ?-Tool and HVM Requirements / 439
14.10 Path to Meet Remaining Challenges for HVM GDPP Sources�Lifetime Improvement of Discharge Electrode System and Source Collector Optics for Tin Fuel / 445
14.11 Summary and Conclusion / 448
Acknowledgments / 448
References / 449
Chapter 15 Star Pinch EUV Source / 453
Star Pinch EUV Source / 453
15.1 Generic EUV Source Factors / 453
15.2 Directed Discharges / 459
15.3 Current Star Pinch Performance / 465
15.4 Scaling to High-Volume Manufacturing / 471
References / 473
Chapter 16 Xenon and Tin Pinch Discharge Sources / 477
Xenon and Tin Pinch Discharge Sources / 477
16.1 Introduction / 477
16.2 Pinch Effect / 478
16.3 EUV Source Using Xe / 481
16.4 Some Approaches to Meet HVM Requirements / 488
16.5 Pinch Discharges based on Sn Vapor and Gas Mixtures / 491
16.6 Excimer-Laser-Initiated Pinch Discharge in Sn / 495
16.7 Conclusions / 500
Acknowledgments / 501
References / 501
Chapter 17 Capillary Z-Pinch Source / 505
Capillary Z-Pinch Source / 505
17.1 Introduction / 505
17.2 Discharge Head and Magnetic Pulse Compression Generator / 506
17.3 Diagnostics / 507
17.4 Experimental Results / 509
17.5 Conclusions / 520
Acknowledgments / 521
References / 521
Chapter 18 Plasma Capillary Source / 523
Plasma Capillary Source / 523
18.1 Introduction / 523
18.2 Theoretical Modeling / 524
18.3 Gas-Filled Capillaries / 524
18.4 Ablative Capillary Discharges / 526
18.5 Different Additives / 531
18.6 Conclusion / 532
Acknowledgments / 532
References / 533
Section IV: Laser-Produced Plasma (LPP) Sources / 535
Chapter 19 Technology for LPP Sources / 537
Uwe Stamm and Kai G�bel
19.1 Introduction / 537
19.2 Physics of LPP-based EUV Generation / 541
19.3 Laser Target Modifications and Target Handling / 544
19.4 Laser-Driver Technology for LPP EUV Sources / 546
19.5 CE and Output Power�Experimental Data / 551
19.6 Etendue, Source Size, and Source Collector / 553
19.7 Scaling of Performance to HVM / 556
19.8 Summary and Conclusion / 558
Acknowledgments /558
References / 559
Chapter 20 Spatially and Temporally Multiplexed Laser Modules for LPP Sources / 563
Spatially and Temporally Multiplexed Laser Modules for LPP Sources / 563
20.1 Introduction / 563
20.2 Laser Technology / 564
20.3 Target Design and Vacuum Environment / 571
20.4 Conclusion / 574
Acknowledgments / 575
References / 575
Chapter 21 Modular LPP Source / 577
Modular LPP Source / 577
21.1 Introduction / 577
21.2 Designing a Modular LPP Source / 578
21.3 The ELSAC LPP Source Developed by Exulite / 594
21.4 Conclusion / 601
Acknowledgments / 601
References / 602
Chapter 22 Driver Laser, Xenon Target, and System Development for LPP Sources / 607
Driver Laser, Xenon Target, and System Development for LPP Sources / 607
22.1 Introduction / 607
22.2 High-Power Driver Laser / 608
22.3 Xenon Targets / 610
22.4 Light-Source EUV Characteristics / 611
22.5 Summary / 615
Acknowledgment / 615
References / 616
Chapter 23 Liquid-Xenon-Jet LPP Source / 619
Liquid-Xenon-Jet LPP Source / 619
23.1 Introduction / 620
23.2 Liquid-Xenon-Jet Laser Plasma Generation / 624
23.3 Source Requirements and Design Example / 629
23.4 Source Characterization / 630
23.5 Lifetime / 636
23.6 Summary / 640
Acknowledgments / 641
References / 641
Chapter 24 LPP Source Development and Operation in the Engineering Test Stand / 649
LPP Source Development and Operation in the Engineering Test Stand / 649
24.1 Introduction / 649
24.2 Early Source Development at Sandia / 651
24.3 ETS Source Development / 653
24.4 Integration of the High-Power Source into the ETS / 657
24.5 ETS Operation with the High-Power Source / 661
24.6 Conclusion / 663
Acknowledgments / 665
References / 665
Chapter 25 Xenon Target and High-Power Laser Module Development for LPP Sources / 669
Xenon Target and High-Power Laser Module Development for LPP Sources / 669
25.1 Introduction / 669
25.2 Laser Module / 669
25.3 Xenon Target Development / 674
25.4 System Development and Performance / 682
25.5 Conclusions / 685
Acknowledgments / 685
References / 685
Chapter 26 Laser Plasma EUV Sources based on Droplet Target Technology / 687
Laser Plasma EUV Sources based on Droplet Target Technology / 687
26.1 Introduction / 687
26.2 Laser Interaction with Mass-Limited Spherical Targets / 691
26.3 Plasma Dynamics of Droplet Laser Plasmas / 695
26.4 EUV Emission from Laser Plasma Droplet Sources / 701
26.5 Ion Emission from Droplet Laser Plasmas / 704
26.6 Particle Emission from Laser Plasmas / 707
26.7 Inhibition of Ion and Particle Emission / 710
26.8 High-Power and Long-Life Target Scenarios / 713
26.9 Summary / 714
Acknowledgments 714
References / 715
Section V: EUV Source Metrology / 719
Chapter 27 Flying Circus EUV Source Metrology and Source Development Assessment / 721
Flying Circus EUV Source Metrology and Source Development Assessment / 721
27.1 Historical Overview of Metrology Development and Standardization / 721
27.2 Metrology Concept / 722
27.3 EUV Source Metrology Calibration Procedures / 723
27.4 FC Source Progress Assessment / 725
27.5 Diagnostic Extensions and New Developments / 727
27.6 Summary and Future Directions / 729
Acknowledgments / 730
References / 731
Chapter 28 Plasma Diagnostic Techniques / 735
Plasma Diagnostic Techniques / 735
28.1 Introduction / 735
28.2 Surface Accumulators / 736
28.3 Plasma Imaging / 738
28.4 Electron Diagnostics / 742
28.5 Ion Diagnostics / 745
28.6 Neutral-Atom Detectors / 752
28.7 Summary / 754
Acknowledgments / 754
References / 754
Chapter 29 Metrology for EUVL Sources and Tools / 759
Metrology for EUVL Sources and Tools / 759
29.1 Introduction / 760
29.2 NIST EUV Sources for Metrology / 760
29.3 Inband EUV Power Instrumentation / 764
29.4 Reflectometry / 765
29.5 Detector Characterization / 769
29.6 Calibration of EUV Radiometry Tools / 777
29.7 Conclusion / 780
References / 780
Chapter 30 Calibration of Detectors and Tools for EUV-Source Metrology / 785
Calibration of Detectors and Tools for EUV-Source Metrology / 785
30.1 Introduction / 785
30.2 Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines for EUV Metrology / 786
30.3 Instrumentation for Detector Calibration and Optics Characterization / 792
30.4 Semiconductor Photodiodes as Reference Detector Standards / 797
30.5 Spectrally Filtered Tools and Spectrographs / 807
30.6 Conclusions and Future Needs / 813
Acknowledgments / 815
References / 815
Section VI: Other Types of EUV Sources / 821
Chapter 31 Electron-based EUV Sources for At-Wavelength Metrology / 823
Electron-based EUV Sources for At-Wavelength Metrology / 823
31.1 The EUV Tube�an Old Solution for New Applications / 823
31.2 Characteristics of the EUV Tube / 825
31.3 Applications of the EUV Tube / 833
31.4 Summary and Outlook / 839
Acknowledgments / 839
References / 839
Chapter 32 Synchrotron Radiation Sources for EUVL Applications / 841
Synchrotron Radiation Sources for EUVL Applications / 841
32.1 Electron Storage Rings and Synchrotron Radiation / 841
32.2 Characteristics of Synchrotron Radiation / 845
32.3 Survey of Current Synchrotron Radiation Facilities / 848
32.4 Selected Applications of Synchrotron Radiation in EUVL / 849
32.5 Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Work / 864
References / 865
Section VII: EUV Source Components / 871
Chapter 33 Grazing-Incidence EUV Collectors / 873
Grazing-Incidence EUV Collectors / 873
33.1 Introduction / 873
33.2 EUV Collectors: General Considerations / 875
33.3 Grazing-Incidence EUV Collectors / 876
33.4 Summary, Trends, and Challenges / 890
Acknowledgments / 890
References / 891
Chapter 34 Collection Efficiency of EUV Sources / 893
Collection Efficiency of EUV Sources / 893
34.1 Introduction / 893
34.2 Etendue of Illumination Systems / 894
34.3 Determination of EUV Source Power / 898
34.4 Example Measurements at the HCT Pinch / 904
34.5 Conclusions / 910
Acknowledgments / 912
References / 912
Chapter 35 Electrode and Condenser Materials for Plasma Pinch Sources / 915
Electrode and Condenser Materials for Plasma Pinch Sources / 915
35.1 Introduction / 916
35.2 Electrode Thermal Response / 917
35.3 Materials Selection for Plasma Pinch Sources / 925
35.4 Testing of Materials in Plasma-Gun Facilities / 932
35.5 Modeling and Testing Condenser-Optic Response / 946
35.6 Conclusions / 953
References / 953
Chapter 36 Origin of Debris in EUV Sources and Its Mitigation / 957
Origin of Debris in EUV Sources and Its Mitigation / 957
36.1 Introduction / 958
36.2 Source Terms / 958
36.3 Standard Mitigation Techniques / 969
36.4 Mitigation through Plasma-based Secondary Ionization / 976
36.5 Mitigation through Manipulating the Optical Elements / 985
Acknowledgments / 991
References / 991
Chapter 37 Erosion of Condenser Optics Exposed to EUV Sources / 995
Erosion of Condenser Optics Exposed to EUV Sources / 995
37.1 Introduction / 995
37.2 Early Work on Condenser Erosion / 998
37.3 Condenser Erosion Observations in the ETS / 1003
37.4 Condenser Erosion Study Systems After the ETS / 1007
37.5 Erosion Studies of EUVA / 1016
37.6 Work in Other Laboratories / 1028
Acknowledgments / 1028
References / 1029
Chapter 38 Potential Energy Sputtering of EUVL Materials / 1033
Potential Energy Sputtering of EUVL Materials / 1033
38.1 Introduction / 1033
38.2 Interactions of HCIs with Solids / 1034
38.3 Experimental Studies of PE Damage to EUVL Devices / 1037
38.4 Implications and Outlook / 1041
38.5 Summary / 1041
Acknowledgments / 1041
References / 1042
Index / 1045

Preface

Until recently, EUV source power was the number one challenge to implementing EUV lithography (EUVL) in the high-volume manufacturing of computer chips. But due to the dedicated efforts of a few dozen research groups around the world, EUV source technology continues to advance. Today, with tremendous improvements in source power and other characteristics, source power is no longer the leading challenge. EUV sources have evolved from a laboratory concept to reality, with alpha-level EUV sources being delivered for integration in alpha-level EUV scanners.

This reference book contains 38 chapters contributed by leading researchers and suppliers in the field of EUV sources for EUVL. The chapter topics are intended to cover the needs of practitioners of the technology as well as readers who want an introduction to EUV sources. The book begins with in-depth coverage of EUV source requirements and the status of the technology, followed by a review of fundamental atomic data and descriptions of theoretical models of dischargeproduced plasma (DPP) and laser-produced plasma (LPP) based EUV sources, prominent DPP and LPP designs, and alternative technologies for producing EUV radiation. Also covered are topics in EUV source metrology, EUV source components (collectors, electrodes), debris mitigation, and mechanisms of component erosion in EUV sources.

As EUV source technology has progressed, researchers and commercial suppliers around the world have published more than 100 papers per year, and the amount of technical data on EUV source technology continues to increase. My effort as volume editor has been to produce an authoritative reference book on EUV source technology, which has not existed until now. In the future one may need to consult the proceedings of SEMATECH�s EUV SourceWorkshops and SPIE�s Microlithography conference for the most recent performance improvements in EUVsources, but this text will still deliver the in-depth technical background information on particular technical approaches and on EUV source technology in general.

The primary strength of this book is that the contributions came from leading experts. The choice of having many authors per section has produced a comprehensive and true reference book, covering a range of technical options and opinions. I have done my best to make each chapter a complete reference in itself, though some sections�usually the introductory sections of chapters�inevitably overlap. For example, although each chapter mentions the requirements for a source, the reader is encouraged to consult Chapter 2 to understand the details of EUV source requirements. Likewise, many authors refer to certain issues such as debris generation in their chapters; however, the reader is directed to Chapter 37 for a comprehensive reading on the fundamentals of debris generation and mitigation.

This project has been successful due to the dedication and hard work of many technologists worldwide. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge and thank the authors who have worked very hard to produce a reference chapter on their technical work. Their quality manuscripts made my job as an editor much easier. This book is essentially the fruit of their labor.

I would like to thank my colleagues at SEMATECH�s member companies, as well as the authors in this volume who took the time to review the chapters by their colleagues. I would especially like to thank some of the referees who reviewed multiple chapters: Vadim Banine, Vladimir Borisov, Peter Choi, Akira Endo, Igor Fomenkov, Samir Ellwi, Bj�rn Hansson, Ahmed Hassanein, Lennie Klebanoff, Konstantin Koshelev, Thomas Kr�cken, Hans J. Kunze, Rainer Lebert, Malcolm McGeoch, Katsunobu Nishihara, Gerry O�Sullivan, Joseph Pankert, Martin Richardson, David Ruzic, Uwe Stamm, Yusuke Teramoto, and Sergey Zakharov.

I would also like to acknowledge the contributions of my family, whose influence, encouragement, and support have allowed me to undertake such a project. First of all, my father, Mr. Om Prakash Bakshi, MA, set a very high standard for written communication and the pursuit of excellence, which still today I can only strive to meet.My mother, Mrs. Pushpa Bakshi,MA, retired lecturer of the Punjabi language, always set the example of hard work and taught me a pragmatic approach toward solving everyday problems, which still guides me. My wife, Laura Coyle, encouraged me to undertake this intellectual pursuit and has always been an example of innovation and uncompromising attention to quality and detail for achieving perfection, as evident in her own achievements. Laura�s and my daughter Emily�s encouragement have allowed me to continue and complete this project. For these reasons, I have dedicated this book to my parents and my wife and daughter.

I would like to thank SPIE acquisitions editor Timothy Lamkins, with whom I worked to generate the concept of this book. I would also like to thank SPIE editor Margaret Thayer, who made one of the largest book projects ever undertaken by SPIE Press a very smooth process. I very much appreciate her support and hard work for making this book project a reality.

Finally, I would like to thank my former manager, Kevin Kemp, for his guidance and support in this project, and my employer, SEMATECH, which exempli- fies industry cooperation in the semiconductor community. SEMATECH has created a global platform to facilitate consensus on the direction of technology and to promote cooperative work in the pre-competitive arena of computer chip manufacturing. Hopefully, this book will set an example of how a large number of experts and competitors can cooperate to produce a reference work to benefit an entire industry.

Vivek Bakshi
December 2005


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