Aqueous Lubrication : Natural and Biomimetic Approaches by Nicholas Spencer

By Nicholas Spencer

Guy lubricates often with oil. Nature lubricates solely with water. natural water is a terrible lubricant, however the addition of proteins, particularly glycoproteins, can adjust surfaces to lead them to way more lubricating at gradual speeds. figuring out how nature does this, and the actual buildings concerned, isn't just very important for the knowledge of illnesses comparable to osteoarthritis, but in addition crucial for the profitable software of articulating implants, reminiscent of hips and knees, in addition to the improvement of clinical units akin to catheters and get in touch with lenses. a bunch of vital functions of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and foodstuff industries, and additional commercial functions of water-based lubrication may have an important confident effect at the surroundings.

This ebook is the 1st of its type. It brings jointly the newest study in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored through the world's specialists within the box.

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