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Title: The adhesion of thin metallic films
Author: Benjamin, Paul
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1959
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A method of measuring the adhesion of thin metallic films deposited on the surface of various materials is studied. The mechanism of this method is examined, both experimentally and theoretically, and it is found that an absolute value of adhesion can be obtained. Using this method, the adhesion of metal films deposited by vacuum techniques on glass is investigated and it is found that the adhesion depends upon a number of factors, such as the affinity of the metal for oxygen and the structure of the metal film. The effect on the adhesion of the nature and pressure of the residual gas is examined as well as the film structure. The adhesion of metal films to crystal faces and the surfaces of plastics is also investigated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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