Microswimming in viscoelastic fluids

  title={Microswimming in viscoelastic fluids},
  author={Gaojin Li and Eric Lauga and Arezoo Motavalizadeh Ardekani},
  journal={Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics},
  • Gaojin Li, E. Lauga, A. Ardekani
  • Published 13 September 2021
  • Physics
  • Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
The locomotion of microorganisms and spermatozoa in complex viscoelastic fluids is of critical importance in many biological processes such as fertilization, infection, and biofilm formation. Depending on their propulsion mechanisms, microswimmers display various responses to a complex fluid environment: increasing or decreasing their swimming speed and efficiency, modifying their propulsion kinematics and swimming gaits, and experiencing different hydrodynamic interactions with their… Expand

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