Lubrication Properties of Phospholipid Liposome Coated Silk Microspheres

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E-mail: npesika@tulane.edu, vj@tulane.edu

Abstract

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An aqueous liposome coated silk microsphere suspension is an effective lubricant, providing a low friction coefficient, minimizing surface wear, and avoiding degradation even over relatively prolonged cycling conditions. It is proposed that the lubricating properties of the silk microspheres are a result of an efficient rolling mechanism.

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