Water lubrication improved by low-friction proteins

Timo J. Hakala, Päivi Laaksonen, Markus Linder, Tiina Ahlroos, Aino Helle, Kenneth Holmberg

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    Lubrication properties of hydrophobin proteins on stainless steel surfaces were studied by ellipsometry, Quartz Crystal Microbalance and pin-on-disc. Low friction coefficients less than 0.1 were achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event38th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology: Energy and Health - INSA de Lyon, Lyon, France
    Duration: 6 Sep 20119 Sep 2011


    Conference38th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology


    • Biolubrication
    • water based lubrication
    • hydrophobins
    • tribology

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    Hakala, T. J., Laaksonen, P., Linder, M., Ahlroos, T., Helle, A., & Holmberg, K. (2011). Water lubrication improved by low-friction proteins. Abstract from 38th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Lyon, France. http://www.vtt.fi/inf/julkaisut/muut/2011/T6_TJ_Hakala.pdf