Biomimetic approach to water lubrication with biomolecular additives

T. Ahlroos, T. J. Hakala, A. Helle, M. B. Linder, K. Holmberg*, Riitta Mahlberg, P. Laaksonen, S. Varjus

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to find a connection between mechanical engineering and biotechnology by utilizing biomimetics in lubrication. The objective is to improve boundary lubrication by biomolecules in water-based systems. Proteins were used because they can form films and multilayers on the surfaces and thus prevent direct contact between them. In this study, hydrophobin and albumin proteins are studied as additives to enable water lubrication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1022
Number of pages10
JournalPROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART J: JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING TRIBOLOGY
Volume225
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • biomimetics
  • boundary lubrication
  • biomolecules
  • hydrophobins
  • HUMAN SERUM-ALBUMIN
  • BOUNDARY LUBRICATION
  • SOLID-SURFACES
  • ADSORPTION
  • PROTEIN
  • HYDROPHOBIN
  • BEHAVIOR
  • LUBRICIN
  • TIME
  • PH

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