By Nicholas D Spencer
Man lubricates more often than not with oil. Nature lubricates solely with water. natural water is a bad lubricant, however the addition of proteins, in particular glycoproteins, can alter surfaces to cause them to way more lubricating at sluggish speeds. figuring out how nature does this, and the actual buildings concerned, is not just very important for the certainty of illnesses comparable to osteoarthritis, but in addition crucial for the winning software of articulating implants, reminiscent of hips and knees, in addition to the advance of clinical units similar to catheters and speak to lenses. a bunch of vital purposes of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and nutrition industries, and extra business purposes of water-based lubrication can have an important confident effect at the environment.
This publication is the 1st of its type. It brings jointly the most recent learn in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored through the world's specialists within the field.
- Tribology of traditional Articular Joints (Rowena Crockett)
- Sticky and Slippery: Interfacial Forces of Mucin and Mucus Gels (Seunghwan Lee)
- Aqueous Lubrication and nutrition 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 tough Contacts by way of Polyhydric Alcohols (Jean Michel Martin and Maria Isabel De Barros-Bouchet)
- Aqueous Lubrication of Ceramics (Mitjan Kalin)
Readership: educational and commercial tribologists, fabrics scientists, biomechanics execs, and physicists and chemists with an curiosity in tribology.
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Aqueous Lubrication:Natural and Biomimetic Approaches: 3 (IISc Research Monographs Series) by Nicholas D Spencer