biolubrication

biolubrication

(bī'ō-lū-bri-kā'shun),
Any of various mechanisms whereby friction between mobile anatomic parts is reduced, as on cartilaginous surfaces.
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Her studies of forces acting between thin layers of polymer gels led to the fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of polymer association and biolubrication. Her group has pioneered studies of convection in polymeric fluids, and for the first time, trapped and replicated highly non-equilibrium periodic patterns in the solid films.