Ten years ago this week I turned in my dissertation and received a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Entitled Modeling Solvent Effects in Optical Lithography
, the thesis is available for download on my website. There is a good chance, however, that it has remained unread now for one decade, since I doubt that many people are motivated to wade through the dense details of my modeling of solvent diffusion through polymers.
So, in honor of this anniversary, and to make the topic of this work more accessible to the average time-constrained scientist/engineer, I have rendered my thesis as a Haiku. I hope you will enjoy it.
When heat is applied
Solvent flows through polymer.
Your model is wrong.