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Adhesion: Current Research and Applications

Adhesion: Current Research and Applications

Wulff Possart (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60710-5

May 2006

608 pages


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.
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

"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