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Download e-book for iPad: Aqueous Lubrication:Natural and Biomimetic Approaches: 3 by Nicholas D Spencer

By Nicholas D Spencer

Man lubricates normally 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, isn't just very important for the knowledge of ailments corresponding to osteoarthritis, but in addition crucial for the profitable program of articulating implants, akin to hips and knees, in addition to the improvement of scientific units corresponding to catheters and make contact with lenses. a number of significant purposes of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and foodstuff industries, and extra commercial functions of water-based lubrication may have an important optimistic effect at the environment.

This e-book 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 average Articular Joints (Rowena Crockett)
  • Sticky and Slippery: Interfacial Forces of Mucin and Mucus Gels (Seunghwan Lee)
  • Aqueous Lubrication and foodstuff 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 challenging Contacts via 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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