Adhesion Science and Technology by Lieng-Huang Lee (auth.), Lieng-Huang Lee (eds.)

By Lieng-Huang Lee (auth.), Lieng-Huang Lee (eds.)

The first ACS Adhesion Symposium used to be held in Washington, D.C., September 1971. in the course of the 4 years because that assembly, a lot curiosity in adhesion has been generated between six divisions of the yankee Chemical Society. Then, in 1974, the Macromolecular Secretariat appointed me to paintings heavily with the six consultation chairmen in organizing this Symposium on technology and expertise of Adhesion. remember that, the good fortune of the Symposium which happened among April 7 and 10, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pa., is because of their very good cooperation and the enthusiastic reaction of con­ tributors. As initially deliberate, each one department was once answerable for one consultation, and many of the papers, together with numerous overdue con­ tributions, are released in those volumes of lawsuits. in the course of the Symposium, we held a ceremonial dinner in honor of Professor Herman Mark in party of his 80th birthday. His Plenary Lecture and the Symposium tackle via Professor Murray Goodman are released in complete before everything of the 1st quantity. I thank Professors Mark and Goodman for his or her first-class shows in this memorable occasion.

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4 The application of polymer films for microencapsulation and polymer adhesives similarly depends on both the amount and conformation of adsorbed polymer. The importance of the conformation of the adsorbed polymer in these effects has been reviewed by a number of investigators. 5 ,6 Investigators in the field of adhesion have long speculated on the relationship between polymer adsorption and adhesion. , dilute solutions for polymer conformation and concentrated solution or bulk for adhesion. An indication of the importance of polymer adsorption in adhesion is shown by studies of polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) composites with glass fibers.

PART ONE Interfacial Phenomena and Adhesion Introductory Remarks: How to Solve the Problem of Adhesion--a Prescription Robert J. Good Department of Chemical Engineering State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14214 The symposium in which we are participating is a multidisciplinary one. The symposium was set up in this mode of presentation, in response to the needs of the problem. I would like to offer, at this time, some multidisciplinary remarks as to how we can go about solving the general problem of adhesion.

And since adhesion is not regarded as part of pure science, there is a lot of subtle pressure on academic scientists and engineers, not to make their careers in the field of adhesion. So, what can be done to counter these subtle pressures? There is a not-so-subtle counter-pressure that can be employed. Let me illustrate. " If he had been offered a major research grant in adhesion, he would have considered it very seriously. I could cite a number of other brilliant young academic scientists and engineers, whom I know of personally (and I am sure there are many thousands that I haven't met) who are looking for a field or a problem to make their life work.

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