Polymer Interface and Adhesion

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Routledge, Nov 22, 2017 - Science - 630 pages
Poly mer Interface and Adhesion provides the critical basis for further advancement in thisfield. Combining the principles of interfacial science, rheology, stress analysis, and fracturemechanics, the book teaches a new approach to the analysis of long standing problemssuch as: how is the interface formed; what are its physical and mechanical properties;and how does the interface modify the stress field and fracture strength of the material.The book offers many outstanding features, including extensive listings of pertinent references,exhaustive tabulations of the interfacial properties of polymers, critical reviews ofthe many conflicting theories, and complete discussions of coupling agents, adhesion promotion,and surface modifications. Emphasis is placed on physical concepts and mechanisms,using clear, understandable mathematics.Polymer Interface and Adhesion promotes a more thorough understanding of the physical,mechanical, and adhesive properties of multiphase, polymer systems. Polymer scientistsand engineers, surface chemists, materials scientists, rheologists, as well as chemical andmechanical engineers interested in the research, development or industrial applications ofpolymers, plastics, fibers, coatings, adhesives, and composites need this important newsource book.

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Contents

1 INTERFACIAL THERMODYNAMICS
1
2 MOLECULAR INTERPRETATIONS
29
3 INTERFACIAL AND SURFACE TENSIONS OF POLYMER MELTS AND LIQUIDS
67
4 CONTACT ANGLES OF LIQUIDS ON SOLID POLYMERS
133
5 SURFACE TENSION AND POLARITY OF SOLID POLYMERS
169
6 WETTING OF HIGHENERGY SURFACES
215
7 DYNAMIC CONTACT ANGLES AND WETTING KINETICS
235
8 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR CONTACT ANGLES AND INTERFACIAL TENSIONS
257
11 FORMATION OF ADHESIVE BOND
359
12 WEAK BOUNDARY LAYERS
449
13 EFFECT OF INTERNAL STRESS ON BOND STRENGTH
465
14 FRACTURE OF ADHESIVE BOND
475
15 CREEP FATIGUE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
571
Calculation of Surface Tension and Its Nonpolar and Polar Components from Contact Angles by the HarmonicMean and the GeometricMean Methods
613
Unit Conversion Tables
619
Index
621

MECHANISMS OF WETTABILITY AND BONDABILITY IMPROVEMENTS
279
BASIC CONCEPT AND LOCUS OF FAILURE
337

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