The second edition includes many new articles covering developments that have risen in prominence in the intervening years, such as scanning-probe techniques, the surface-forces apparatus, and the relation between adhesion and fractal surfaces. Advances in understanding polymer-polymer interdiffusion are reflected in articles drawing out the implications for adhesive bonding. In addition, articles derived from the earlier edition have been revised and updated where needed. Throughout the book there is a renewed emphasis on environmental implications of the use of adhesives and sealants.
The scope of the Handbook, which features nearly 250 articles from over 60 authors, includes the required scientific background, including physics, chemistry, material science and engineering, and also aspects of adhesion relevant to the use of adhesives, including topics such as:
The Handbook of Adhesion is intended for scientists and engineers in both academia and industry who require an understanding of the various facets of adhesion.