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Laser Surface Modification and Adhesion

Edited by K.L. Mittal and Thomas Bahners
Series: Adhesion and Adhesives: Fundamental and Applied Aspects
Copyright: 2014   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118831632  |  Hardcover  |  
428 pages
Price: $200.95 USD
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The book contains a wealth of information on fundamental and applied aspects of laser surface modification in an easily accessible, unified and comprehensive manner

The book will be of critical importance to researchers in materials science, physics and chemistry, as well as R&D personnel in a host of industries (e.g., microelectronics, automotive, packaging, adhesive bonding, printing, metallized plastics, aerospace, dentistry, textiles, biomedical) where manufacturing success depends on suitable surface modification.

The book provides a unique overview on laser techniques and applications for the purpose of improving adhesion by altering surface chemistry and topography/morphology of the substrate. It details laser surface modification techniques for a wide range of industrially relevant materials (plastics, metals, ceramics, composites) with the aim to improve and enhance their adhesion to other materials; the joining of different materials is of critical importance in the fabrication of many and varied products.

Laser Surface Modification and Adhesion is divided into two parts: Part 1: Laser Surface Treatment/Modification to Enhance Adhesion, and Part 2: Other Effects/Implications of Laser Surface Treatment. The topics covered include:
• Nd:YAG laser surface treatment of various materials to enhance adhesion
• effects of excimer laser treatment on self-adhesion strength of some commodity and engineering plastics
• laser surface pretreatment of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics for adhesive bonding
• laser surface modification of fibers for improving fiber-resin interfacial interactions
in composites
• effect of laser surface modification on the adhesion of dental restorative materials
• fundamentals of laser-polymer interactions and their relevance to polymer metallization
• laser patterning of carbon/polymer bipolar plates for fuel cell applications
• parameters governing the wettability characteristics of laser modified engineering materials
• laser surface engineering of polymeric materials and the effects on wettability characteristics
• water adhesion to laser-treated surfaces.

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Author / Editor Details
Kashmiri Lal Mittal, was employed by the IBM Corporation from 1972 through 1993. Currently, he is teaching and consulting worldwide in the broad areas of adhesion as well as surface cleaning. He has received numerous awards and honors including the title of doctor honoris causa from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. He is the editor of more than 115 books dealing with adhesion measurement, adhesion of polymeric coatings, polymer surfaces, adhesive joints, adhesion promoters, thin films, polyimides, surface modification, surface cleaning, and surfactants. Dr. Mittal is also the Founding Editor of the journal Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives.

Thomas Bahners, studied physics at the universities of Münster and RWTH Aachen from 1974 to 1981. He has been a research scientist at the Deutsches Textil¬forschungszentrum Nord-West (DTNW), Krefeld from November 1982. In 1987 he obtained his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Duisburg where he is now the Head of Department of Physical Technologies whose research focuses on soft matter material science, polymer physics, and surface design by means of physical technologies. He has supervised about 50 research projects funded by companies or national/European research programs, and published about 185 journal articles and book chapters.

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