Accession Number:

ADA025615

Title:

Scanning Electron Microscopy, Ion Scattering and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Apparent 'Adhesive' Failure in an Adhesive Bond.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Nov 74-Nov 75,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Frequently it is not easy using visual or even microscopic examination of an adhesive joint to determine after physical testing whether an apparent adhesive failure occurred at the original interface due to improper wetting or at some new interface leaving behind a thin layer of adhesive. Elemental analysis techniques such as ion scattering spectrometry ISS and secondary ion mass spectrometry SIMS combined with Scanning Electron Microscopy SEM are capable of determining the locus of failure in an adhesive joint. The use of ISS and SIMS in combination is shown for investigating adhesive bonding phenomena. The operating parameters as well as advantages and disadvantages of each are summarized. ISS-SIMS data are shown for two adherend surfaces which broke in a lap shear test by apparent cohesive failure in both the adhesive and adherend. Data are also shown for failure surfaces from peel test and thin adherend double cantilever beam wedge test specimens. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE