The wobbling-to-swimming transition of rotated helices

  title={The wobbling-to-swimming transition of rotated helices},
  author={Yi Man and Eric Laugaa},
  • Yi Man, Eric Laugaa
  • Published 2013
A growing body of work aims at designing and testing micron-scale synthetic swimmers. One method, inspired by the locomotion of flagellated bacteria, consists of applying a rotating magnetic field to a rigid, helically shaped, propeller attached to a magnetic head. When the resulting device, termed an artificial bacteria flagellum, is aligned perpendicularly to the applied field, the helix rotates and the swimmer moves forward. Experimental investigation of artificial bacteria flagella shows… CONTINUE READING
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