Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-22548
Title: A simple self-organized swimmer driven by molecular motors
Author(s): Günther, Stefan
Kruse, Karsten
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2008
OPUS Source: epl : a letters journal exploring the frontiers of physics. - 84. 2008, 6, 68002, S. 1-6. -
SWD key words: Synchronisierung
Free key words: Low-Reynolds-number
DDC notations: 530 Physics
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: We investigate a self-organized swimmer at low Reynolds numbers. The microscopic swimmer is composed of three spheres that are connected by two identical active linker arms. Each linker arm contains molecular motors and elastic elements and can oscillate spontaneously. We find that such a system immersed in a viscous fluid can self-organize into a state of directed swimming. The swimmer provides a simple system to study important aspects of the swimming of micro-organisms.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-20689
Date of registration: 21-Jan-2009
Faculty: NT - Naturwissenschaftlich- Technische Fakultät
Department: NT - Physik
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 7.1 - Theoretische Physik
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