interfacial adhesion
Adhesion in which interfaces between phases or components are maintained by intermolecular forces, chain entanglements, or both, across the interfaces.
  1. Interfacial adhesion is also referred to as tack.
  2. Adhesive strength (recommended symbol: Fa, unit: N m-2) is the force required to separate one condensed @[email protected] from another at the @[email protected] between the two phase domains divided by the area of the @[email protected]
  3. @[email protected] (recommended symbol: γ, unit: N m-1, J m-2) is the change in Gibbs energy per unit change in interfacial area for substances in physical contact.
  4. Use of the term interfacial energy for @[email protected] is not recommended.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985. 'Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)' on page 1992 (