This book chronicles the proceedings of the International Symposium on Adhesion Measurement of Films and Coatings, held in Boston. The articles in this book were previously published in three special issues of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology.
Films and coatings are used for a variety of purposes and their adequate adhesion to the underlying substrates is of cardinal importance from practical consideration. In the last two decades there has been brisk activity in devising new ways to measure adhesion or ameliorating the existing techniques.
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1. Adhesion measurement of films and coatings: A commentary 2. Adherence failure and measurement: Some troubling questions 3. Measurement of adhesion for thermally sprayed materials 4. Adhesion measurement of thin metal films by scratch, peel, and pull methods 5. Fracture mechanics tests for measuring the adhesion of magnetron-sputtered TiN coatings 6. The effect of residual stresses on adhesion measurements 7. Adhesion of diamond-like carbon films on polymers: An assessment of the validity of the scratch test technique applied to flexible substrates 8. Adhesion improvement of RF-sputtered alumina coatings as determined by the scratch test 9. Scratch indentation, a simple adhesion test method for thin films on polymeric supports 10. On the evaluation of adhesion of coatings by automatic scratch testing 11. Continuous microscratch measurements of thin film adhesion strengths 12. Micro-scratch test for adhesion evaluation of thin films 13. Mechanics of the indentation test and its use to assess the adhesion of polymeric coatings 14. Observations and simple fracture mechanics analysis of indentation fracture delamination of TiN films on silicon 15. A study of the fracture efficiency parameter of blister tests for films and coatings 16. Adhesion (fracture energy) of electropolymerized poly(n-octyl maleimide-co-styrene) coatings on copper substrates using a constrained blister test 17. An experimental partitioning of the mechanical energy expended during peel testing 18. Comparison of finite element stress analysis results with peel strength at the copper-polyimide interface 19. Measurement of the practical adhesion of paint coatings to metallic sheets by the pull-off and three-point flexure tests 20. Analysis of pull tests for determining the effects of ion implantation on the adhesion of iron films to sapphire substrates 21. Measurement of the adhesion of diamond films on tungsten and correlations with processing parameters 22. Adhesion measurement of non-crystalline d
Mittal, Kash L.