Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Correlating Interfacial Moisture Content and Adhesive Fracture Energy of Polymer Coatings on Different Surfaces

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Abstract

The adhesion of polymer film of PMMA to different surfaces was measured using the shaft-loaded blister test. The exposure of the films to saturated water vapor generally leads to a decrease in adhesive strength. The adhesion loss was directly related to the moisture accumulation at the polymer/substrate interface as measured using neutron reflectivity.

Volume

8

First Page

114

Last Page

118