Effect of protein contained in lubricant for wear properties of pva hydrogel as artificial cartilage

K. Nakashima, T. Murakami, Y. Sawae

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Abstract

The effects of wear resistance of protein boundary film, and the residual film on surface of glass plate were investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Polyvinyl acetate (PVA) hydrogel, made by the repeated freezing-thawing method as upper specimen and glass plate, were used for rubbing materials. It was observed that protein boundary film was effective to reduce wear of PVA hydrogel. The study show that lubricant with appropriate ratio of protein reduces wear by formation of protein boundary layer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

Other

OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/17/045/21/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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