In situ observation of stereoscopic shapes of cavities in soft adhesives

Tetsuo Yamaguchi, K. Koike, M. Doi

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By using a new visualization technique, we succeeded in the in situ observation of the stereoscopic shape of cavities formed in a thin film of soft adhesives in the debonding process of the probe-tack test. We found that the cavity shape and the interfacial fracture behavior are strongly influenced by the cross-linking density of the soft adhesives: for soft adhesives, the cavity is nearly spherical, and the fracture slows down basically due to the blunting of the cavity edge, while for hard adhesives the cavity becomes pancake-like, and the fracture is due to the coalescence of cavities at the adhesive-probe interface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number64002
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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