1. An imprint system comprising:
- a moving mechanism for moving an imprint head having a template to a separation direction at a separation force; and
- a chucking mechanism for retaining a substrate to a predetermined position on a stage at a predetermined chucking force,
- wherein the imprint system firstly transfers a pattern of the template to an imprinting layer between the template and the substrate and then moves the imprint head to the separation direction to leave the imprinting layer having the transferred pattern on the substrate,
- wherein the chucking mechanism includes a plurality of chucking sections respectively connecting to a pressure control device to generate individual chucking forces, and wherein the plurality of chucking sections are formed of a plurality of first pins and a plurality of channels, each of the first pins and the channels connecting to the pressure control device, and
- wherein the individual chucking forces of one or more of the plurality of chucking sections are varied by the pressure control device while the imprint head is moved to the separation direction,
- whereby a magnitude of the separation force is reduced.
2. The system as recited in claim 1, wherein the first pins are in fluid communication with a first passageway connected to a first pressure control device and the channels are in fluid communication with a second passageway connected to a second pressure device.
3. The system as recited in claim 1 further including a plurality of second pins which are not connected to a pressure control device, the first and second pins support the substrate.
4. The system as recited in claim 1, wherein each of the chucking sections is controlled by the pressure control device so that each of the sections generates an individual chucking force.
5. The system as recited in claim 1, wherein each of the chucking sections has a shape of a ring, a polygon or a circle.
6. The system as recited in claim 1 further comprising:
- a template chuck for applying a force opposed against the separation force to the template to reduce the magnitude of the separation force.
7. The system as recited in claim 6, wherein the template chuck includes a first chamber disposed at a rear central region of the template and a second chamber surrounding the first chamber, the second chamber being evacuated and a pressure in the first chamber being increased.