The focus of this volume is toward a thorough understanding of the factors that affect the adhesion of metals to polymer surfaces. Its 36 chapters present a variety of approaches to control the factors that affect adhesion and a clear discussion of the available study techniques. Among the broad topics covered are surface analysis techniques, surface morphology and modification, and interfacial interaction. These are clarified by specific examples of adhesion of various metals to polymers, application techniques such as evaporation and sputtering of metals onto polymide, and the effect of aging on adhesion. In addition, many techniques are described for surface analysis, nuclear scattering, and trace element detection.
Publisher: American Chemical Society