Development and evaluation of a microscopic method for determination of adhesion strength

Gy Tolnai, P. M. Nagy, Zs Keresztes, P. Lucz, E. Kálmán

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Measuring adhesion strength by macroscopic methods is a well-know procedure, but it lacks the sensitivity to the nano- and microscale spatial variations of morphological and chemical inhomogeneities. A microscopic method is developed for determining the local adhesion properties of nanostructured solid surfaces. Based on commercially available features of atomic force microscopes (AFM) an evaluation process has been established and its ability to determine the adhesion strength in nanoscale spatial variation has been demonstrated on model surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2005
Event4th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 12 2003Oct 14 2003



  • AFM
  • Adhesion
  • Interfacial energy
  • Nanostructured surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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