By Nicholas Spencer
Guy lubricates usually with oil. Nature lubricates completely with water. natural water is a bad lubricant, however the addition of proteins, specially glycoproteins, can alter surfaces to cause them to way more lubricating at sluggish speeds. realizing how nature does this, and the actual buildings concerned, is not just vital for the certainty of illnesses comparable to osteoarthritis, but in addition crucial for the winning software of articulating implants, corresponding to hips and knees, in addition to the improvement of scientific units similar to catheters and make contact with lenses. a bunch of vital functions of water-based lubrication are already in position within the own care and foodstuff industries, and extra business purposes of water-based lubrication may have an important optimistic impression at the setting.
This e-book is the 1st of its sort. It brings jointly the most recent study in organic and biomimetic, water-based lubrication and is authored by way of the world's specialists within the box.
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Aqueous Lubrication : Natural and Biomimetic Approaches by Nicholas Spencer