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- The physics of particle adhesion is a complex subject and depends on the
interaction mechanisms and the mechanical properties of the contacting
materials. These interactions, which tend to be caused by van der Waals and
electrostatic interactions, generate stresses that, in turn, result in
deformations of the contacting materials. Most of today's understanding of
particle adhesion is based on theories that assume that the adhesion-induced
strains are small. However, for small particles, the strains can be quite
large, resulting in yielding and plastic deformations. In some instances, the
entire particle can become engulfed by the substrate. This paper discusses
the nature of the deformations, as are presently known, and extrapolates
today's understanding of particle adhesion, which is based on the
micrometer-size scale, to nanometer-size particles. (37 References).