Poly mer Interface and Adhesion provides the critical basis for further advancement in thisfield. Combining the principles of interfacial science, rheology, stress analysis, and fracturemechanics, the book teaches a new approach to the analysis of long standing problemssuch as: how is the interface formed; what are its physical and mechanical properties;and how does the interface modify the stress field and fracture strength of the material.The book offers many outstanding features, including extensive listings of pertinent references,exhaustive tabulations of the interfacial properties of polymers, critical reviews ofthe many conflicting theories, and complete discussions of coupling agents, adhesion promotion,and surface modifications. Emphasis is placed on physical concepts and mechanisms,using clear, understandable mathematics.Polymer Interface and Adhesion promotes a more thorough understanding of the physical,mechanical, and adhesive properties of multiphase, polymer systems. Polymer scientistsand engineers, surface chemists, materials scientists, rheologists, as well as chemical andmechanical engineers interested in the research, development or industrial applications ofpolymers, plastics, fibers, coatings, adhesives, and composites need this important newsource book.

chapter 1|28 pages

Interfacial Thermodynamics

chapter 2|38 pages

Molecular Interpretations

chapter 6|20 pages

Wetting of High-Energy Surfaces

chapter 10|22 pages

Adhesion: Basic Concept and Locus of Failure

chapter 11|90 pages

Formation of Adhesive Bond

chapter 12|16 pages

Weak Boundary Layers

chapter 13|10 pages

Effect of Internal Stress on Bond Strength

chapter 14|96 pages

Fracture of Adhesive Bond

chapter 15|42 pages

Creep, Fatigue, and Environmental Effects