Interface Design and Chemical Bonding
1. Edition October 2017
XII, Pages, Hardcover
7 Pictures (4 Colored Figures)
Covering both the academic and practical aspects, this is the first book to focus entirely on achieving high-strength metal-polymer composites through chemical bonding, which is shown as a simple and economically viable alternative to adhesion based on reversible interaction.
The result of decades of research by a pioneer in the field, this is the first book to deal exclusively with achieving high-performance metal-polymer composites by chemical bonding.
Covering both the academic and practical aspects, the author focuses on the chemistry of interfaces between metals and polymers with a particular emphasis on the chemical bonding between the different materials. He elucidates the various approaches to obtaining a stable interface, including, but not limited to, thermodynamically driven redox reactions, bond protection to prevent hydrolysis, the introduction of barrier layers, and stabilization by spacer molecules. Throughout, chemical bonding is promoted as a simple and economically viable alternative to adhesion based on reversible weak physical interaction.
Consequently, the text equips readers with the practical tools necessary for designing high-strength metal-polymer composites with such desired properties as resilience, flexibility, rigidity or degradation resistance.
Description of Main Theories of Adhesion
Chemical Reactions at Interfaces
Design of Ideal Interfaces
Interactions at the Interface and at the Near-Interface Region
Realization of New Interface Designs
Particularities of Polyolefin Surfaces
Methods for Introducing Functional Groups onto Polyolefin Surfaces
Principal Problems with Functionalization of Polyolefins
Differences between Metals and Polymers as Substrate Materials
Characterization by Surface Energy
Work of Adhesion
Preferred Functional Groups for Maximal Adhesion
Acid-Base Interactions and Use of Silanes
Introduction of Spacers
Strongest and Most Durable Metal-Polymer Bonds
Adhesion Results of High-Strength and High Durable Composites
Adhesion Promotion for Carbon Fibres and Graphene
Electrospray Deposition of Adhesion Promoting Layers