Stickiness--some fundamentals of adhesion.

  title={Stickiness--some fundamentals of adhesion.},
  author={Cyprien Gay},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={42 6},
We review some adhesion mechanisms that have been understood in the field of synthetic adhesives, and more precisely for adhesives that adhere instantaneously (a property named tackiness) and whose adhesive strength usually depends on the applied pressure (pressure-sensitive adhesives). The discussion includes effects of surface roughness, elasticity, cavitation, viscous and elastic fingering, substrate flexibility. 
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