Aqueous Lubrication : Natural and Biomimetic Approaches by Nicholas Spencer

By Nicholas Spencer

Guy lubricates more often than not with oil. Nature lubricates solely with water. natural water is a negative lubricant, however the addition of proteins, specially glycoproteins, can regulate surfaces to cause them to way more lubricating at gradual 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, comparable to hips and knees, in addition to the advance of clinical units reminiscent of catheters and phone lenses. a number of vital purposes of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and nutrients industries, and additional business functions of water-based lubrication may have an important optimistic influence at the setting.

This e-book is the 1st of its variety. It brings jointly the most recent learn in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored by means of the world's specialists within the box.

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