A self-propelled biohybrid swimmer at low Reynolds number.

@article{Williams2014ASB,
  title={A self-propelled biohybrid swimmer at low Reynolds number.},
  author={Brian J. Williams and Sandeep V. Anand and Jagannathan Rajagopalan and M. Taher A. Saif},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={3081}
}
Many microorganisms, including spermatozoa and forms of bacteria, oscillate or twist a hair-like flagella to swim. At this small scale, where locomotion is challenged by large viscous drag, organisms must generate time-irreversible deformations of their flagella to produce thrust. To date, there is no demonstration of a self propelled, synthetic flagellar swimmer operating at low Reynolds number. Here we report a microscale, biohybrid swimmer enabled by a unique fabrication process and a… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 25 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 50 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…