Inertial migration and axial control of deformable capsules.

@article{Schaaf2017InertialMA,
  title={Inertial migration and axial control of deformable capsules.},
  author={Christian Schaaf and Holger Stark},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2017},
  volume={13 19},
  pages={
          3544-3555
        }
}
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