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Adhesion: Current Research and Applications

Wulff Possart (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31263-4
608 pages
October 2005
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Emphasizing the most recent developments this book addresses both the basic and applied aspects of adhesion. The authors present the latest results on fundamental aspects, adhesion in biology, chemistry for adhesive formulation, surface chemistry and the pretreatment of adherends, mechanical issues, non-destructive testing and the durability of adhesive joints, as well as advanced technical applications of adhesive joints. Prominent scientists review the current level of knowledge concerning the role of chemical bonds in adhesion, new resins and nanocomposites for adhesives, and about the role played by macromolecular architecture in the properties of hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives.
Written by 34 acknowledged experts from academic and industrial research facilities, this is a valuable source of information for chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers, as well as graduate students interested in fundamental and practical adhesion.
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Table of Contents

Fundamentals of adhesion and interphases

Modeling and simulation of interfaces and interphases

New chemistry for adhesives


Surface treatment and chemistry of surfaces

Surface energetics

Ageing mechanisms and durability

Advanced adhesive technologies and applications
as in microelectronics and -technology, medicine

Non-destructive evaluation of adhesive joints

Recycling and ecology

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Author Information

Prof. Wulff Possart holds the chair for Adhesion and Interphases in Polymers at the University of the Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. He gained his doctorate in interfacial science and adhesion from the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in 1984, and received his lecturing qualification in solid state physics from Potsdam University, Germany, in 1993. He is the author of more than 88 scientific papers, book chapters and books, and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Professor Possart's work focuses on mechanisms of fundamental adhesion, structure formation and properties of thin organic and polymer films, interphase chemistry in reactive systems, polymer dynamics at the phase boundary, and on the ageing and durability of thin films and interphases.
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"In conclusion, this volume explores the current issues and different aspects of adhesion from fundamental research to technical applications, and can be useful resource of information for physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers."
Carbohydrate Polymers

"Written by 34 acknowledged experts ... emphasizes the most recent developments in the basic and applied aspects of adhesion."
Materials World
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