Joanny, Jean-Francois and Ramaswamy, Sriram (2012) A drop of active matter. In: JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 705 (SI). pp. 46-57.
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We study theoretically the hydrodynamics of a fluid drop containing oriented filaments endowed with active contractile or extensile stresses and placed on a solid surface. The active stresses alter qualitatively the wetting properties of the drop, leading to new spreading laws and novel static drop shapes. Candidate systems for testing our predictions include cytoskeletal extracts with motors and ATP, suspensions of bacteria or pulsatile cells, or fluids laden with artificial self-propelled colloids.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Keywords:||complex fluids;micro-organism dynamics|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||19 Nov 2012 11:23|
|Last Modified:||19 Nov 2012 11:23|
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