High-Throughput Measurements of Polymer Adhesion and Mechanical Properties
Christopher M. Stafford, Aaron M. Forster, C Harrison, Cher H. Davis, Eric J. Amis, Alamgir Karim
Polymer adhesion is important to numerous technologies including electronic packaging, coatings and paints, biomedical implants, and pressure-sensitive adhesives. The challenge is to understand the fundamental driving forces for the development of adhesive strength at polymer - polymer, metal, ceramic, and biomaterial interfaces in multivariable environments. Current methods for characterizing adhesion with combinatorial methodologies are challenged by both experimental geometry and throughput issues. In response to this, we describe a methodology for quantitatively measuring the adhesive strength of polymer interfaces in a combinatorial manner. Likewise, we describe a simple, robust, and flexible measurement technique for the mechanical properties of thin polymer films. These combinatorial techniques are aimed to benefit the coating, semiconductor, and optical adhesives industry.
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