Man lubricates quite often with oil. Nature lubricates completely with water. natural water is a bad lubricant, however the addition of proteins, specially glycoproteins, can adjust surfaces to cause them to way more lubricating at sluggish speeds. realizing how nature does this, and the actual buildings concerned, is not just very important for the certainty of illnesses akin to osteoarthritis, but additionally crucial for the winning software of articulating implants, similar to hips and knees, in addition to the improvement of scientific units reminiscent of catheters and get in touch with lenses. a number of significant functions of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and meals industries, and additional business functions of water-based lubrication can have an important confident impression at the environment.
This publication is the 1st of its variety. It brings jointly the newest learn in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored by way of the world's specialists within the field.
- Tribology of usual Articular Joints (Rowena Crockett)
- Sticky and Slippery: Interfacial Forces of Mucin and Mucus Gels (Seunghwan Lee)
- Aqueous Lubrication and meals 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 not easy 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 execs, and physicists and chemists with an curiosity in tribology.