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Control of active polymeric filaments by chemically-powered nanomotors

  title={Control of active polymeric filaments by chemically-powered nanomotors},
  author={Lilan Qiao and Raymond Kapral},
  • Lilan Qiao, R. Kapral
  • Published 26 September 2021
  • Physics
Active materials with distinctive nonequilibrium properties have diverse materials science applications. Active systems are common in living matter, such as the filament network in the cell that is activated by molecular motors, and in materials science as exemplified by hydrogels activated by chemical reactions. Here we describe another class of active polymeric filament systems where the filaments are activated by embedded chemically-powered nanomotors that have catalytic and noncatalytic… 

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