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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Journal of Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry
Source : Journal of Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, Volume 52, p.193–201 (2016)
Campus : Coimbatore
School : Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace
Year : 2016
Abstract : This investigation highlights rationale of solvent bonding and adhesive bonding for fabrication of a transparent polymer such as polycarbonate with a high-throughput process. Studies under ultra violet spectra and visible spectra reveal that in comparison with adhesive bonding of a polymer, solvent diffusion bonding is more transparent. Polycarbonate is hydrophilic in nature resulting in a low contact angle of water as well as the presence of polar functional groups on the polymer surface. It is observed that a lap shear tensile strength of a solvent bonding polymer is significantly higher than that of an acrylic adhesive bonded polycarbonate, and fabrication of polycarbonate by solvent bonding merely takes few seconds. Solvent bonding of a polymer results in a cohesive failure from polymer as analyzed under the scanning electron microscopy, this is why solvent bonding shows a significantly higher bond strength.
Cite this Research Publication : Ahmed S., Chakrabarty D., Shantanu Bhowmik, and Mukherjee S., “Comparative Studies of Solvent Bonding and Adhesive Bonding for Fabrication of Transparent Polymer”, Journal of Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, vol. 52, pp. 193–201, 2016.