Tribological properties study of lubricants for possible nanoclays reinforced biomedical applications

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This research focuses on the use of nanoparticles halloysite nanotube (HNTs) and montmorillonite (MONT) to improve lubricating properties of polyethylene glycol (PEG) for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Tribological tests nanofluids under Tribotester T-02U were performed using the ASTM D4172 standard changing the test temperature at 36 ° C-37 ° C, the analysis was made from the coefficient of friction (COF) and diameter worn (WSD) provided by the inspection worn mark on the optical microscope Alicona. There was a clear reduction of COF by 27% at 0.05% HNTs and WSD by 10% at 0.1% HNTs. However in MONT implementation COF is reduced by 6% at 0.05% concentration and WSD 2% at 0.01% concentration. In conclusion we obtained that nanoparticles HNTs improve the properties of PEG in greater proportion than nanoparticles MONT, although emphasis on further studies in tribological applications in bioengineering industry with both materials, due to their biological and physicochemical properties, is made. Cytotoxicity tests that ensured the biocompatibility of the nanoparticles with C6 rat glioma cells were performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016
EditorsJohn Bustamante, Daniel A. Sierra, Isnardo Torres
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789811040856
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Eventconference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737


Period1/1/17 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017.

Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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