Spatio-temporal patterns formed on adhesive tape in peeling

Yoshihiro Yamazaki*, Akihiko Toda

*Corresponding author for this work

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Our experimental results about the dynamical behavior of adhesive tape in peeling at a constant peel speed are reported. We focus our attention on spatio-temporal patterns formed by deformed adhesive in peeling on the tape. Because of the viscoelastic nature of adhesive, it is found that the patterns are classified into four types by changing both the peel speed and the stiffness of the system, which is controlled by a spring connected to the tape. In order to explain the experimental results, we propose a model for the pattern formation on adhesive tape in peeling by introducing the state variable representing the stability of a characteristic structure, which is called tunnel structure.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sept 202005 Sept 22


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Adhesive
  • Global Coupling
  • Morphology-Dynamical Phase Diagram
  • Peeling
  • State Variable
  • Tunnel Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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