Water droplets for the symmetric adhesion of two poly(methyl methacrylate) films

Takaaki Date, Mizuki Ishikawa, Koichiro Hori, Keiji Tanaka, Toshihiko Nagamura, Makio Iwahashi, Takeshi Serizawa

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Abstract

Poly(methyl methacrylate) films were prepared by annealing below their glass-transition temperatures after spin-casting and were symmetrically pressed against each other with constant pressure in air. The films successfully adhered together with only water droplets. The interfacial adhesion strength was quantitatively examined by lap-shear tests. Polymer chains swollen with water molecules caused significant entanglement and resulted in strong adhesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-661
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Date, T., Ishikawa, M., Hori, K., Tanaka, K., Nagamura, T., Iwahashi, M., & Serizawa, T. (2009). Water droplets for the symmetric adhesion of two poly(methyl methacrylate) films. Chemistry Letters, 38(7), 660-661. https://doi.org/10.1246/cl.2009.660