Polymer nano-adhesion promoted by surface molecular motion

Kazuhiro Koguchi, Kei Ichi Akabori, Keiji Tanaka, Toshihiko Nagamura

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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 much larger than that for the bilayer. The difference was accounted for by the completeness of the interfacial formation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006


Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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