Phase-separation models for swimming enhancement in complex fluids.

@article{Man2015PhaseseparationMF,
  title={Phase-separation models for swimming enhancement in complex fluids.},
  author={Y. Man and E. Lauga},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={
          023004
        }
}
  • Y. Man, E. Lauga
  • Published 2015
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • Swimming cells often have to self-propel through fluids displaying non-Newtonian rheology. While past theoretical work seems to indicate that stresses arising from complex fluids should systematically hinder low-Reynolds number locomotion, experimental observations suggest that locomotion enhancement is possible. In this paper we propose a physical mechanism for locomotion enhancement of microscopic swimmers in a complex fluid. It is based on the fact that microstructured fluids will… CONTINUE READING
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