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.
List of Contributors.
1. The Interfacial Chemistry of Adhesion: Novel Routes to the Holy Grail (J. Watts).
2. Modeling Fundamental Aspects of the Surface Chemistry of Oxides and their Interactions with Coupling Agents (P. Schiffels, et al.).
3. Adhesion at the Nanoscale: An Approach by AFM (M. Brogly, et al.).
4. Organization of PCL-b-PMMA Diblock Thin Films: Relationship to the Adsorption Substrate Chemistry (T. Elzein, et al.).
5. Adhesion and Friction Properties of Elastomers at Macroscopic and Nanoscopic Scales (S. Bistac & A. Galliano).
6. Chemical Structure Formation and Morphology in Ultrathin Polyurethane Films on Metals (C. Wehlack & W. Possart).
7. Properties of the Interphase Epoxy–Amine/Metal: Influences from the Nature of the Amine and the Metal (M. Aufray & A. Roche).
8. Mapping Epoxy Interphases (M. Munz, et al.).
9. Mechanical Interphases in Epoxies as seen by Nondwstructive High-Performance Brillouin Microscopy (J. Krüger, et al.).
10. Structure Formation in Barnacle Adhesive (M. Wiegemann).
11. Adhesion Molecule-Modified Cardiovascular Prostheses: Characterization of Cellular Adhesion in a Cell Culture Model and by Cellular Force Spectroscopy (U. Bakowsky, et al.).
12. Surface Engineering by Coating of Hydrophilic Layers: Bioadhesion and Biocontamination (G. Legeay & F. Poncin-Epaillard).
13. New Resins and Nanosystems for High-Performance Adhesives (R. Mülhaupt).
14. Influence of Proton Donors on the Cationic Polymerization of Epoxides (A. Hartwig, et al.).
15. Novel Adhesion Promoters Based on Hyperbranched Polymers ( A. Buchman, et al.).
16. Rheology of Hot-Melt PSAs: Influence of Polymer Structure (C. Derail & G. Marin).
17. Preparation and Characterization of UV-Crosslinkable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (H. Do, et al.).
18. Contribution of Chemical Interactions to the Adhesion Between Evaporated Metals and Functional Groups of Different Types at Polymer Surfaces (J. Friedrich, et al.).
19. Alkene Pulsed Plasma Functionalized Surfaces: An Interfacial Diels-Alder Reaction Study (F. Siffer, et al.).
20. Laser Surface Treatment of Composite Materials to Enhance Adhesion Properties (Q. Bénard, et al.).
21. Effects of the Interphase on the Mechanical Behavior of Thin Adhesive Films—A Modeling Approach (S. Diebels, et al.).
22. Effect of the Diblock Content on the Adhesive and Deformation Properties of PSAs Based on Styrenic Block Copolymers (C. Creton, et al.).
23. Contact Mechanics and Interfacial Fatigue Studies between Thin Semicrystalline and Glassy Polymer Films (R. McSwain, et al.).
24. Local and Global Aspects of Adhesion Phnomena in Soft Polymers (M. Vallat).
25. Calibration and Evaluation of Nonlinear Ultrasonic Transmission Measurements of Thin-Bonded Interfaces (S. Hirsekorn, et al.).
26. Debonding of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives: A Combined Tack and Ultra-Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Study (E. Maurer, et al.).
27. Nondestructive Testing of Adhesive Curing in Glass-Metal Compounds by Unilateral NMR (K. Kremer, et al.).
28. Chemical Processes During Aging in Ultra-thin Epoxy Films on Metals (A. Meiser, et al.).
29. Depth-Resolved Analysis of the Aging Behavior of Epoxy Thin Films by Positron Spectroscopy (J. Kanzow, et al.).
30. Epoxies on Stainless Steel—Curing and Aging (D. Fata, et al.).
31. Scanning Kelvin Probe Studies of Ion Transport and De-adhesion Processes at Poymer/Metal Interfaes (K. Wapner & G. Grundmeier).
32. Advanced Mass Transport Applications with Elastic Bonding of Sandwich Components (S. Koch, et al.).
33. Adhesive Joints for Modular Components in Railway Applications (C. Nagel, et al.).
34. Behavior of Dismantlable Adhesives Including Thermally Expansive Microcapsules (Y. Nishiyama & C. Sato).
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.