A collaborative research on bio-inspired approaches to lubricate engineering materials on nanometer scale: Scientific report, Short term scientific mission, COST Action TD1003

Timo J. Hakala, Seunghwan Lee

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    Abstract

    Bio-inspired lubrication has gained great interest among researchers due to the fact that there are several examples in nature where biomolecules can enhance lubrication and provide low friction and low wear properties. VTT is currently running two projects on bio-based lubrication ("New Bioinspired and Bio-based Solutions for Lubrication (NEWLUB)" and "Biomimetic Water Lubrication" (BIOWAL)) that aim to use biomolecules as lubricant additives to be used in industrial applications. Some results are very promising, but there is still lack of understanding of lubrication mechanisms. To understand how lubrication works on micro- and macroscale it is important to understand basic phenomena that occur in molecular level or in nanoscale. Technical University of Denmark (DTU) provided a great opportunity to study the lubrication mechanisms in more detail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Keywords

    • hydrophobins
    • friction
    • wear
    • stainless steel
    • PDMS

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