ESR 03: Adhesion of nanoparticles clusters on a solid substrate

To investigate the influence of mechanical forces, generated by shear stresses induced by a high-speed air flow, on removal of the nanostructures from the surface, to measure the adhesion forces on a solid substrate.
Expected Results:
– theoretical model for prediction of the wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings; – experimental data for a critical air velocity gradient, associated with the removal of a particle cluster or its breakup;
– data for the shear adhesion force on a solid substrate