chapter  4
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- Interfacial phenomena

Adhesion has already been defined by means of specific and mechanical considerations (see Figure 1.1). Many authors studied the mechanism of adhesion and developed theories based on the physicochemical interactions between solids and liquids (Figure 4.1). Each individual model of adhesion can contribute to an explanation of the phenomenon but is unable, by itself, to give a comprehensive explanation (Fiebrich, 1994).