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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Laura L.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T21:02:55Zen
dc.date.available2017-01-30T21:02:55Zen
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74541en
dc.description.abstractIt is widely held in the field of adhesion science that the properties of the interfacial region, or interphase, between two bonded surfaces are of critical importance to the performance of an adhesive bond. This thesis describes a study in which a polyimide was modified by the addition of metal compounds in an effort to develop a graded interface between the adhesive and aluminum adherends. The results of mechanical adhesion testing and instrumental analysis of the failed surfaces indicated that the added compounds did in fact preferentially segregate toward the adhered surfaces, but that this segregation decreased the strength of bonds tested in peel. It was concluded that the collection of metal compounds at the metal surfaces did not occur in such a manner as to improve the integrity of adhesive bonds, but the possibility remains that an improved, graded interface might still be formed given a more appropriate adhesive/dopant system and improved specimen preparation and testing techniques.en
dc.format.extentxii, 88 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20459276en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1989.S652en
dc.subject.lcshPolyimidesen
dc.subject.lcshAdhesivesen
dc.titleStudy of a microcomposite metal-doped polyimide adhesiveen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Engineeringen
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