Kenta Ishimoto

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Nonreciprocal shape deformations can drive inertialess cellular swimming, as first explored by Taylor and Lighthill in the 1950s, for the small-amplitude squirming of a planar and a spherical surface, respectively. Lighthill's squirmer, in particular, has been extensively studied for large wave numbers in the context of ciliated microbes. The maximal power(More)
For teleost fish fertilisation, sperm must proceed through a small opening on the egg surface, referred to as the micropyle. In this paper, we have used boundary element simulations to explore whether the hydrodynamic attraction between sperm and a fish egg can be a sperm guidance cue. Hydrodynamical egg-sperm interactions alone do not increase the chances(More)
We reconsider fluid dynamics for a self-propulsive swimmer in Stokes flow. With an exact definition of deformation of a swimmer, a coordinate-based proof is first given to Purcell's scallop theorem including the body rotation. 1. Introduction. Fluid dynamics of locomotion of microorganisms such as bacteria and plankton has been studied for more than half a(More)
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