440731 Molecular Interactions at Polymer-Inorganic Interfaces

Monday, November 9, 2015
Exhibit Hall 1 (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Nicholas Lewis, Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT and Suhas Bhandarkar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Adhesives are technologically important materials and are particularly critical in NIF targets that have to operate flawlessly at deep cryogenic temperatures. Despite the availability of scores of commercial formulations with varying properties, the underlying principles explaining adhesion in literature tend to be very generic. The goal of this study is to connect the surface physics and chemistry to account for the varying bond strengths seen in a representative group of NIF adhesives.

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