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Title: Curvature-induced microswarming


Like meridian lines on a globe, two lines on a Gaussian-curved surface cannot be simultaneously straight and parallel everywhere.

 [1];  [2]
  1. Chemical Engineering; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor; USA
  2. Chemical Engineering; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor; USA; Material Science & Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
DOE Contract Number:  
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Soft Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 30; Related Information: CBES partners with Northwestern University (lead); Harvard University; New York University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Michigan; University of Pittsburgh; Journal ID: ISSN 1744-683X
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
catalysis (homogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), bio-inspired, charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Bruss, Isaac R., and Glotzer, Sharon C. Curvature-induced microswarming. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/C7SM00811B.
Bruss, Isaac R., & Glotzer, Sharon C. Curvature-induced microswarming. United States. doi:10.1039/C7SM00811B.
Bruss, Isaac R., and Glotzer, Sharon C. Sun . "Curvature-induced microswarming". United States. doi:10.1039/C7SM00811B.
title = {Curvature-induced microswarming},
author = {Bruss, Isaac R. and Glotzer, Sharon C.},
abstractNote = {Like meridian lines on a globe, two lines on a Gaussian-curved surface cannot be simultaneously straight and parallel everywhere.},
doi = {10.1039/C7SM00811B},
journal = {Soft Matter},
issn = {1744-683X},
number = 30,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}

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