Scanning Probe Studies of Nanoscale Adhesion Between Slides in the Presence of Liquids and Monolayers Films
There has been significant progress in the experimental study of adhesion at the nanometer scale using scanning probe methods, but numerous challenges exist. A discussion of solid-solid adhesion without an intervening medium is provided elsewhere in this book. This chapter focuses on how adhesion is affected by the ubiquitous presence of water, and how it can be controlled through the application of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) coatings, again in the presence of a liquid medium. In addition, we discuss specific instrumental challenges that are inherent to adhesion measurements. We do not delve into the realm of atomic-scale modeling of adhesion, nor do we discuss the role of more complex coatings such as polymer brushes and blends. Rather, our focus will be on critically evaluating the relevent experimental techniques, and critically reviewing recent results from studies of water and SAM films, which are perhaps the two most common encountered media in nano-scale adhesion applications.
Scanning Probe Studies of Nanoscale Adhesion Between Slides in the Presence of Liquids and Monolayers Films, Springer Nanotechnology Handbook, Springer-Verlag, Berlin,
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