MICROSCALE CONTACT AND FRICTION OF LOW MODULUS, LIGHTLY CROSSLINKED POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE

Justin D. Glover
Friction and adhesion of soft materials are important for pressure sensitive adhesives, biomaterials, and soft robotics; however, the behavior on the microscale is not fully understood. When two objects come into contact, their interactions are usually mediated by small contact points due to surface roughness. At the microscale size, surface forces can deform soft materials to minimize energy by increasing the contact area, which is balanced by the elastic deformation of the polymer network. However,...
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