Practical Adhesion

Here is the whole of adhesion in a few graphic images. They are used throughout the site as key themes:

Adhesion Science in 9 Images

What it is saying is that:

  • Mechanical Interlocking is insignificant
  • Surface Energy is weak
  • Chemical bonds are surprisingly weak on their own
  • Intermingling across the interface helps
  • Entanglement gives strong adhesion
  • Dissipation also gives strong adhesion
  • Measuring and testing adhesion is tricky - because ...
  • ... Adhesion is a property of the system