Fabrication, Characterisation and Tribological Investigation of Artificial Skin Surface Lipid Films

@article{Gerhardt2009FabricationCA,
  title={Fabrication, Characterisation and Tribological Investigation of Artificial Skin Surface Lipid Films},
  author={Lc Lutz-Christian Gerhardt and Annelie Schiller and Beate M{\"u}ller and Nicholas D Spencer and Siegfried Derler},
  journal={Tribology Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={81-93}
}
This article deals with the tribology of lipid coatings that resemble those found on human skin. In order to simulate the lipidic surface chemistry of human skin, an artificial sebum formulation that closely resembles human sebum was spray-coated onto mechanical skin models in physiologically relevant concentrations (5–100 μg/cm2). Water contact angles and surface free energies (SFEs) showed that model surfaces with ≤25 μg/cm2 lipids appropriately mimic the physico-chemical properties of dry… CONTINUE READING

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