Casimir effect in swimmer suspensions.

@article{ParraRojas2014CasimirEI,
  title={Casimir effect in swimmer suspensions.},
  author={C. Parra-Rojas and R. Soto},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={
          013024
        }
}
  • C. Parra-Rojas, R. Soto
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • We show that the Casimir effect can emerge in microswimmer suspensions. In principle, two effects conspire against the development of Casimir effects in swimmer suspensions. First, at low Reynolds number, the force on any closed volume vanishes, but here the relevant effect is the drag by the flow produced by the swimmers, which can be finite. Second, the fluid velocity and the pressure are linear on the swimmer force dipoles, and averaging over the swimmer orientations would lead to a… CONTINUE READING

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