Controlling self-assembly of microtubule spools via kinesin motor density.

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Active self-assembly, in which non-thermal energy is consumed by the system to put together building blocks, allows the creation of non-equilibrium structures and active materials. Microtubule spools assembled in gliding assays are one example of such non-equilibrium structures, capable of storing bending energies on the order of 10(5) kT. Although these… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c4sm01518e

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@article{Lam2014ControllingSO, title={Controlling self-assembly of microtubule spools via kinesin motor density.}, author={Andrew Ting-Ho Lam and Corina Curschellas and D Krovvidi and Henry Hess}, journal={Soft matter}, year={2014}, volume={10 43}, pages={8731-6} }