In this work, we introduce a combinatorial technique that can be used to investigate adhesive interactions between a polymer and either another polymer, a ceramic, or a metal. The
primary goal in the development of this technique is to design a high-throughput, parallel processing adhesion test that allows the adhesive strength dependence on multivariable environments to be
determined. This combinatorial polymer adhesion test will provide qualitative and quantitative data used to determine absolute measures of adhesion as a function of the multidimensional parameter
space. These results will aid industrial screening for optimal adhesives, as well as provide a unique tool for gaining a fundamental understanding of polymer adhesion. We investigate the
temperature and thickness dependence of the self-adhesion of polystyrene (PS) and the adhesion between PS and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) for demonstration of concept.