Self-propelled worm-like filaments: spontaneous spiral formation, structure, and dynamics.

@article{IseleHolder2015SelfpropelledWF,
  title={Self-propelled worm-like filaments: spontaneous spiral formation, structure, and dynamics.},
  author={Rolf E. Isele-Holder and Jens Elgeti and Gerhard Gompper},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 36},
  pages={
          7181-90
        }
}
  • Rolf E. Isele-Holder, Jens Elgeti, Gerhard Gompper
  • Published 2015
  • Chemistry, Physics, Medicine
  • Soft matter
  • Worm-like filaments that are propelled homogeneously along their tangent vector are studied by Brownian dynamics simulations. Systems in two dimensions are investigated, corresponding to filaments adsorbed to interfaces or surfaces. A large parameter space covering weak and strong propulsion, as well as flexible and stiff filaments is explored. For strongly propelled and flexible filaments, the free-swimming filaments spontaneously form stable spirals. The propulsion force has a strong impact… CONTINUE READING

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