By Nicholas D Spencer

Man lubricates normally with oil. Nature lubricates completely with water. natural water is a negative lubricant, however the addition of proteins, in particular glycoproteins, can adjust surfaces to cause them to way more lubricating at sluggish speeds. knowing how nature does this, and the actual buildings concerned, is not just vital for the knowledge of illnesses equivalent to osteoarthritis, but in addition crucial for the profitable program of articulating implants, corresponding to hips and knees, in addition to the improvement of clinical units equivalent to catheters and call lenses. a bunch of significant purposes of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and nutrients industries, and extra commercial functions of water-based lubrication may have an important confident impression at the environment.

This booklet is the 1st of its type. It brings jointly the newest examine 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 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 by means of 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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