Polar jets of swimming bacteria condensed by a patterned liquid crystal.

  title={Polar jets of swimming bacteria condensed by a patterned liquid crystal.},
  author={Taras Turiv and Runa Koizumi and Kristian Thijssen and Mikhail Genkin and Hao Yu and Chenhui Peng and Qi-Huo Wei and Julia M. Yeomans and Igor S Aranson and Amin Doostmohammadi and Oleg D. Lavrentovich},
  • Taras Turiv, Runa Koizumi, +8 authors Oleg D. Lavrentovich
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • Active matter exhibits remarkable collective behavior in which flows, continuously generated by active particles, are intertwined with the orientational order of these particles. The relationship remains poorly understood as the activity and order are difficult to control independently. Here we demonstrate important facets of this interplay by exploring dynamics of swimming bacteria in a liquid crystalline environment with pre-designed periodic splay and bend in molecular orientation. The… CONTINUE READING

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