Aqueous Lubrication:Natural and Biomimetic Approaches: 3 by Nicholas D Spencer

By Nicholas D Spencer

Man lubricates regularly with oil. Nature lubricates completely with water. natural water is a negative lubricant, however the addition of proteins, particularly glycoproteins, can regulate surfaces to lead them to way more lubricating at gradual speeds. knowing how nature does this, and the actual buildings concerned, isn't just very important for the knowledge of illnesses similar to osteoarthritis, but in addition crucial for the profitable software of articulating implants, akin to hips and knees, in addition to the advance of clinical units akin to catheters and phone lenses. a number of vital functions of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and nutrition industries, and extra business functions of water-based lubrication may have an important confident effect at the environment.

This ebook is the 1st of its sort. It brings jointly the most recent learn in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored by way of the world's specialists within the field.


  • Tribology of ordinary Articular Joints (Rowena Crockett)
  • Sticky and Slippery: Interfacial Forces of Mucin and Mucus Gels (Seunghwan Lee)
  • Aqueous Lubrication and nutrients Emulsions (Jason R Stokes)
  • Aqueous Lubrication in Cosmetics (Gustavo S Luengo, Anthony Galliano and Claude Dubief)
  • Hydrogel Friction and Lubrication (Jian Liu and Jian Ping Gong)
  • Aqueous Lubrication with Polymer Brushes (Suzanne Giasson and Nicholas D Spencer)
  • Water-Like Lubrication of difficult Contacts through Polyhydric Alcohols (Jean Michel Martin and Maria Isabel De Barros-Bouchet)
  • Aqueous Lubrication of Ceramics (Mitjan Kalin)

Readership: educational and business tribologists, fabrics scientists, biomechanics pros, and physicists and chemists with an curiosity in tribology.

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