Hydrodynamics of soft active matter

@article{Marchetti2013HydrodynamicsOS,
  title={Hydrodynamics of soft active matter},
  author={M. Marchetti and J. Joanny and S. Ramaswamy and T. B. Liverpool and J. Prost and M. Rao and R. Simha},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={85},
  pages={1143-1189}
}
This review summarizes theoretical progress in the field of active matter, placing it in the context of recent experiments. This approach offers a unified framework for the mechanical and statistical properties of living matter: biofilaments and molecular motors in vitro or in vivo, collections of motile microorganisms, animal flocks, and chemical or mechanical imitations. A major goal of this review is to integrate several approaches proposed in the literature, from semimicroscopic to… Expand
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