Microelastic properties of minimally adhesive surfaces: A comparative study of RTV11™ and Intersleek elastomers™

Fernando Terán Arce, Recep Avci, Iwona B. Beech, Keith E. Cooksey, Barbara Wigglesworth-Cooksey

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Abstract

A comparative study of RTV11TM and IntersleekTM elastomers was presented. Indentation curves obtained from atomic force microscopy force-volume imaging, showed that the presence of filler particles in the polymeric matrices created surface microdomains with enhanced stiffness with respect to regions without particles close to the surface. Phase-contrast images of the elastomers were explained in terms of local variations in viscoelastic properties and penetration depths of the tip while tapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1671-1682
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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