Dynamical-Morphological Property of Adhesive Tape in Peeling

Yoshihiro Yamazaki*, Akihiko Toda

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We experimentally investigated the dynamical behavior of adhesive tape in peeling with emphasis on the emergence of slow and fast peeling motions. The dynamical-morphological phase diagram for peeled adhesive tape as a function of peel speed and spring constant was obtained. The spatiotemporal patterns of peeled adhesive were classified into four types: low-speed pattern, high-speed pattern, oscillatory pattern, and spatiotemporal intermittent pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1618-1621
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesion
  • Failure
  • Fingering instability
  • Phase diagram
  • Spatiotemporal intermittency
  • Tunnel formation
  • Viscoelastic behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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