Fundamentals of Organic-Glass Adhesion

Sushmit Goyal, Hyunhang Park, Sung Hoon Lee, Mathew McKenzie, Aravind Rammohan, Hyunbin Kim, John C. Mauro, Kyoungmin Mim, Eunseog Cho, Venkatesh Botu, Haregewine Tadesse, Ross Stewart

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In this work, we review recently developed methods for quantifying the fundamentals of organic-glass adhesion. This chapter will explore modeling methods, which serve to further develop the known scientific knowledge available. The problem of building more advanced models for characterizing adhesion is approached at two different scales, viz., electronic and atomistic levels. Implementing a multiscale approach, we present our findings on the role of polymer chemistry, polymer rigidity, structure of inorganic substrates, and inorganic surface attributes such as the role of hydroxylation and surface roughness. This work is focused on physisorbed systems consisting only of nonbonded interactions between the organic and glass interface.We find that hydrogen bonding, surface roughness, electrostatics, and the flexibility of organic molecules affect adhesion the most. This result is consistent across length scales for polymers ranging from the subunit or molecular fragment scale to the full polymer film thickness. Based on this work, we propose a few salient steps to drive the modeling capabilities towards assessing functional performance of organic inorganic multilayers, which are increasingly becoming an integral part of various electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Materials Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationApplications: Current and Emerging Materials, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9783319446806
ISBN (Print)9783319446790
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering
  • General Chemistry

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