Weller, Robert A. Department of Physics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
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The tendency of dissimilar solids or liquids to cling together as a result of the interatomic forces which they exert upon each other across their common interface. Some factors affecting molecular adhesion are the physical state of the materials, the composition and the topology of the surfaces in contact, the temperature, and the presence of foreign materials such as adsorbed gases on one or both surfaces.
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