Polymer nano-adhesion promoted by surface molecular motion

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Polymer nano-adhesion was studied. Polystyrene (PS) bilayer was prepared by attaching original two PS film surfaces together, and was annealed at a temperature between surface and bulk glass transition temperatures for a given time. Discernible interfacial adhesion strength (G) was observed, and was proportional to the interfacial width of a few nanometers measured by dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometry. This means that G at the (PS/PS) bilayer interface is mainly governed by interfacial thickening. Then, nano-adhesion test in between PSs was made using scanning force microscopy. The G value so obtained was larger than that for the bilayer by approximately 500 times under the same condition. The difference was accounted for by the completeness of the interfacial formation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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