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Discontinuous fatty acid elongation yields hydroxylated seed oil with improved function
The biosynthesis of ‘unusual’ fatty acids with structures that deviate from the common C16 and C18 fatty acids has evolved numerous times in the plant kingdom. Characterization of unusual fatty acidExpand
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Combined tribological and bactericidal effect of nanodiamonds as potential lubricant for artificial joints.
The artificial joints, e.g., knee and hip implants, are widely used for the treatment of degenerative joint diseases and trauma. Current most common material choice for clinically used implants isExpand
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Nature-Guided Synthesis of Advanced Bio-Lubricants
Design of environmentally friendly lubricants derived from renewable resources is highly desirable for many practical applications. Here, Orychophragmus violaceus (Ov) seed oil is found to haveExpand
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Effect of Water Incorporation on the Lubrication Characteristics of Synthetic Oils
Deterioration of the lubricant performance of oils due to water incorporation is a major cause of failure during prolonged operation of mechanical assemblies. However, early indication of lubricantExpand
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Nanodiamonds for improving lubrication of titanium surfaces in simulated body fluid
Abstract Hip implants are often made from titanium or titanium-based alloys. However, wear during the operation inside the human body is a key source of implant failure and adverse health effects. WeExpand
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Lubrication characteristics of wax esters from oils produced by a genetically-enhanced oilseed crop
In this study, purified by a newly developed method Crambe (Crambe abyssinica) oil wax esters were mixed with conventional Crambe oil to examine the lubrication characteristics of bio-based waxExpand
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PEO-Chameleon as a potential protective coating on cast aluminum alloys for high-temperature applications
Abstract Hybrid dual-phase coatings composed of an A356 aluminum alloy modified by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) and burnished with graphite-MoS2-Sb2O3 chameleon solid lubricant powders haveExpand
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Tribologically enhanced self-healing of niobium oxide surfaces
Abstract Activating a self-healing process is a viable approach for preventing the failure of ceramics experiencing mechanically-induced crack propagation. Previously, it was demonstrated thatExpand
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