Correlating interfacial moisture content and adhesive fracture energy of polymer coatings on different surfaces

Emmett P. O'Brien, Christopher C. White, Bryan D. Vogt

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Abstract

The measurements of interfacial moisture content and adhesion for a series of polymer coatings having different surface chemistries, were investigated. Measurements were made after reaching an apparent equilibrium in either a dry (0% relative humidity) or wet (100% relative humidity) environment. The loss of adhesion is found to correlate directly with interfacial water content. The results show that the surface treatments that resulted in a more hydrophilic surface, lead to an increase in the interfacial water content and a decrease in the interfacial fracture energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Engineering Materials
Volume8
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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