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Polar jets of swimming bacteria condensed by a patterned liquid crystal

Abstract:

Active matter exhibits remarkable collective behaviour in which flows, continuously generated by active particles, are intertwined with the orientational order of these particles. The relationship remains poorly understood as the activity and order are difficult to control independently. Here we demonstrate important facets of this interplay by exploring the dynamics of swimming bacteria in a liquid crystalline environment with predesigned periodic splay and bend in molecular orientation. The...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41567-020-0793-0

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Koizumi, R More by this author
Thijssen, K More by this author
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Theoretical Physics
ORCID:
0000-0001-8268-5469
Doostmohammadi, A More by this author
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Publisher:
Nature Research Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Physics Journal website
Volume:
16
Pages:
481–487
Publication date:
2020-03-02
Acceptance date:
2020-01-08
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EISSN:
1745-2481
ISSN:
1745-2473
Pubs id:
1088715
Local pid:
pubs:1088715
Language:
English
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