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T h e o p e n a c c e s s j o u r n a l f o r p h y s i c s New Journal of Physics
 

Summary: T h e o p e n a c c e s s j o u r n a l f o r p h y s i c s
New Journal of Physics
Pushmepullyou: an efficient micro-swimmer
J E Avron, O Kenneth and D H Oaknin
Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel
E-mail: avron@tx.technion.ac.il
New Journal of Physics 7 (2005) 234
Received 2 August 2005
Published 18 November 2005
Online at http://www.njp.org/
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/7/1/234
Abstract. The swimming of a pair of spherical bladders that change their
volumes and mutual distance is superior to other models of artificial swimmers at
low Reynolds numbers. The swimming resembles the wriggling motion known
as metaboly of certain protozoa.
Contents
1. Introduction and statement of results 1
Acknowledgments 6
Appendix. Derivation of the key formulas 6
References 7

  

Source: Avron, Joseph - Physics Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Physics