By Nicholas D Spencer

Man lubricates typically with oil. Nature lubricates completely with water. natural water is a terrible lubricant, however the addition of proteins, specially glycoproteins, can regulate surfaces to lead them to way more lubricating at sluggish speeds. realizing how nature does this, and the actual constructions concerned, isn't just very important for the certainty of illnesses similar to osteoarthritis, but additionally crucial for the profitable software of articulating implants, akin to hips and knees, in addition to the advance of scientific units akin to catheters and make contact with lenses. a bunch of vital purposes of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and nutrition industries, and extra commercial functions of water-based lubrication can have an important optimistic influence at the environment.

This e-book is the 1st of its type. It brings jointly the newest learn in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored via 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 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 tough 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 pros, and physicists and chemists with an curiosity in tribology.

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