Basics of Particle Adhesion

By Stephen P. Beaudoin

School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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This presentation will describe the adhesion of rough, asymmetric particles with micro- to nano-scale dimension to solid surfaces. These adhesion processes are of great interest in microelectronics and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The presentation will include experimental and theoretical and modeling descriptions of the particle adhesion. Modeling and simulation results interpret the observed adhesion in terms of continuum force descriptions, including van der Waals and electrostatic forces


Stephen P. Beaudoin Stephen P. Beaudoin received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1995, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. He taught for 7 years in the Department of Chemical, Bio, and Materials Engineering at Arizona State University before joining the faculty at Purdue in 2003. He currently serves as a Professor and Associate Head of the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue, and was recently named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar.

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