Circular Motion of Asymmetric Self-Propelling Particles
2013 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 110, no 19, 198302- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Micron-sized self-propelled (active) particles can be considered as model systems for characterizing more complex biological organisms like swimming bacteria or motile cells. We produce asymmetric microswimmers by soft lithography and study their circular motion on a substrate and near channel boundaries. Our experimental observations are in full agreement with a theory of Brownian dynamics for asymmetric self-propelled particles, which couples their translational and orientational motion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 110, no 19, 198302- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-123621DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.198302ISI: 000318774900003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877593277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-123621DiVA: diva2:628244
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
QC 201306132013-06-132013-06-132013-08-28Bibliographically approved