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Adhesion Aspects in Dentistry

Matinlinna, Kash L. Mittal
June 14, 2017

Modern adhesive dentistry has numerous applications in cariology, as well as in aesthetic and pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, implantology, and orthodontics—in essence, in comprehensive dental care. This unique book addresses various ramifications of adhesion and adhesives in the broad domain...

Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Cell Adhesion

Alain Carré, Kash L. Mittal
May 22, 2017

Cell adhesion comes into play in almost all domains of life. The range of situations in which it occurs, involving organisms, living tissues, microorganisms or single cells, is endless. Cell adhesion is involved in the binding of a cell to a surface, extracellular matrix, or another cell using cell...

Bio-based Wood Adhesives: Preparation, Characterization, and Testing

Zhongqi He
February 14, 2017

Adhesive bonding plays an increasing role in the forest product industry and is a key factor for efficiently utilizing timber and other lignocellulosic resources. As synthetic wood adhesives are mostly derived from depleting petrochemical resources and have caused increasing environmental concern,...

Strength Prediction of Adhesively-Bonded Joints

Raul D. S. G. Campilho
January 10, 2017

Adhesively-bonded joints provide many advantages over conventional mechanical fasteners and are increasingly receiving attention as an alternative to mechanical joints in engineering applications. The traditional fasteners usually result in the cutting of fibers and hence the introduction of stress...

Sealants in Construction, Second Edition

Jerome Klosowski, Andreas T. Wolf
November 03, 2015

Revised Bestseller Offers Broad-Based Knowledge to a Wide Range of Technical Professionals The definitive guide to sealing operations in construction, this latest edition of Sealants in Construction focuses on the most current technology, methods, applications, and standards relevant to sealant...

Recent Advances in Adhesion Science and Technology in Honor of Dr. Kash Mittal

Wojciech (Voytek) Gutowski, Hanna Dodiuk
December 31, 2013

The surface of an object is the first thing we see or touch. Nearly every article or object we encounter at home, in industry, land transportation, aerospace, or the medical field in some way uses an adhesive, a sealant, or a decorative coating. Adhesion science provides the technology and the...

Surface Physics: Theoretical Models and Experimental Methods

Marina V. Mamonova, Vladimir V. Prudnikov, Irina A. Prudnikova
October 18, 2013

The demands of production, such as thin films in microelectronics, rely on consideration of factors influencing the interaction of dissimilar materials that make contact with their surfaces. Bond formation between surface layers of dissimilar condensed solids—termed adhesion—depends on the nature...

Adhesion Aspects in MEMS/NEMS

Seong H. Kim, Michael T. Dugger, Kash L. Mittal
February 18, 2011

Phenomena associated with the adhesion interaction of surfaces have been a critical aspect of micro- and nanosystem development and performance since the first MicroElectroMechanicalSystems(MEMS) were fabricated. These phenomena are ubiquitous in nature and are present in all systems, however MEMS...

Wood Adhesives

Antonio Pizzi, Kash L. Mittal
January 07, 2011

Wood adhesives are of tremendous industrial importance, as more than two-thirds of wood products in the world today are completely or partially bonded together using a variety of adhesives. Adhesive bonding offers many advantages over other joining methods for wood components, and there has been a...

Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Volume 6

Kash L. Mittal
September 30, 2009

The topic of wettability (measured in terms of contact angle) is of tremendous interest from both fundamental and applied points of view, Wettability plays an essential role in many industrial processes, so an understanding of factors dictating wettability and how to modulate it is of paramount...

Handbook of Sealant Technology

K.L. Mittal, A. Pizzi
August 26, 2009

Sealing is an age-old problem that dates back to our earliest attempts to create a more comfortable living environment. Prehistoric people used natural sealants such as earth, loam, grass, and reeds to protect the interior of their homes against the weather. Today’s applications extend to a myriad...

Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Alain Carré, Kash L. Mittal
April 24, 2009

Superhydrophobic surfaces (water contact angles higher than 150º) can only be achieved by a combination of hydrophobicity (low surface energy materials) with appropriate surface texture. In nature one can find an array of impressive and elegant examples of superhydrophobic surfaces. For example,...