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Theoretical study of adhesion between graphite, polyester and silica surfaces

Henry, D.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-9629-4423, Lukey, C., Evans, E. and Yarovsky, I. (2005) Theoretical study of adhesion between graphite, polyester and silica surfaces. Molecular Simulation, 31 (6). pp. 449-455.

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This study examines the interaction between graphite and polyester-based polymers and silica in order to compare the adhesive properties of these surfaces. Surface interaction energies were calculated at different interfacial separations, and the resultant adhesion energy curves were used to determine the Work of Separation (Wsep) and equilibrium interfacial separation (d0). Adhesion between graphite and polyester was calculated to be significantly greater than between graphite and silica. Our calculations indicate that Van der Waals Forces lead to significant adhesion between graphite and polyester. However, the Van der Waals attraction is approximately 30% less between graphite and silica.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group Ltd
Copyright: 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd
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