In addition to technological advances pushing the development of adhesion and interfacial sciences, recent experimental and computational tools have helped to pull these areas forward. Novel spectroscopic techniques and improved equipment has led to a better understanding of bond formation and breaking upon contact and separation. In addition, the recent advances in computer technology have facilitated both the acquisition of data and the enhancement of theoretical understanding of adhesion and interfacial phenomena. Because of the rapid advances and importance of the fields of adhesion and interfacial sciences, a three-day symposium entitled ''Fundamentals of Adhesion and Interfaces'' was held in Chicago at the August 1993 meeting of the American Chemical Society. The papers in this volume are based on selected presentations given at this symposium. These papers were originally reviewed and published in two special issues of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology.
Preface Mechanics of particle adhesion D.S. Rimai, L.P. DeMejo and R.C. Bowen The role of adhesion in the impact of elastic spheres K.L. Johnson and H.M. Pollock Surface roughness and its influence on particle adhesion using atomic force techniques D.M. Schaefer, M. Carpenter, B. Gady, R. Reifenberger, L.P. DeMejo and D.S. Rimai JKR-DMT transition in the presence of a liquid meniscus D. Maugis and B. Gauthier-Manuel Adhesion of charged particles D.A. Hays Adhesion and cohesion mechanisms of lunar dust on the moon's surface L.-H. Lee The adhesion-induced deformation and the removal of submicrometer particles S. Krishnan, A.A. Busnaina, D.S. Rimai and L.P. DeMejo X-ray evanescent wave-induced fluorescence study of adsorption of a sulfonated polystyrene ionomer from dimethyl sulfoxide to the solution/vapor interface W.P. Wang, D.G. Peiffer and S.W. Barton Surface modification of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers by -radiation-induced grafting A.B. Brennan, J.J. Arnold and M.P. Zamora Probing adhesion spectroscopically: rheo-photoacoustic FT-IR spectroscopy and work of adhesion B.D. Pennington and M.W. Urban Formation of polyimide-Cu complexes: improvement of direct Cu-on-PI and PI-on-Cu adhesion K.-W. Lee, G.F. Walker and A. Viehbeck Fracto-emission and electrical transients due to interfacial failure J.T. Dickinson, L.C. Jensen, Sunkyo Lee, L. Scudiero and S.C. Langford Direct measurement of molecular level adhesion between poly(ethylene therephthalate) and polyethylene films: determination of surface and interfacial energies V. Mangipudi, M. Tirrell and A.V. Pocius Wetting hysteresis: effects due to shadowing M.E.R. Shanahan and J.M. Di Meglio Interaction forces between hydrophobic mica surfaces J. Wood and R. Sharma Cracks at adhesive interfaces K. Kendall Relationship between adhesion and friction forces J.N. Israelachvili, Y.-L. Chen and H. Yoshizawa Molecular dynamic modelling of interfacial energy D.J. Quesnel, D.S. Rimai and L.P. DeMejo