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Collective behaviour of model microswimmers

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At small length scales, low velocities, and high viscosity, the effects of inertia on motion through fluid become insignificant and viscous forces dominate. Microswimmer propulsion, of necessity, is achieved through different means than that achieved by macroscopic organisms. We describe in detail the hydrodynamics of microswimmers consisting of colloidal particles and their interactions. In particular we focus on two-bead swimmers and the effects of asymmetry on collective motion, calc...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Theoretical Physics
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:2018148e-336d-4be2-8c8c-c40278bb2d90
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ora:9344

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