Odd dynamics of living chiral crystals.

@article{Tan2022OddDO,
  title={Odd dynamics of living chiral crystals.},
  author={Tzer Han Tan and Alexander Mietke and Junang Li and Yuchao Chen and Hugh Higinbotham and Peter J. Foster and Shreyas Gokhale and J{\"o}rn Dunkel and Nikta Fakhri},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2022},
  volume={607 7918},
  pages={
          287-293
        }
}
Active crystals are highly ordered structures that emerge from the self-organization of motile objects, and have been widely studied in synthetic1,2 and bacterial3,4 active matter. Whether persistent  crystalline order can emerge  in groups of autonomously developing multicellular organisms is currently unknown. Here we show that swimming starfish embryos spontaneously assemble into chiral crystals that span thousands of spinning organisms and persist for tens of hours. Combining experiments… 

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Living chiral crystals

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