Fundamentals of Adhesion

pp 325-348

Adhesion at Metal Interfaces

  • Amitava BanerjeaAffiliated withNASA Lewis Research CenterPhysics Department, Kent State University
  • , John FerranteAffiliated withNASA Lewis Research Center
  • , John R. SmithAffiliated withPhysics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories

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When two solid surfaces are brought into contact, strong adhesive bonding forces can develop at the interface formed by the solids. The magnitude of the forces will depend on the state of the surfaces, their cleanliness, and the fundamental properties of the two solids, both surface and bulk.