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On the motion of linked spheres in a Stokes flow

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The results of an experimental investigation into the motion of linked spheres at low Reynolds number are presented. Small permanent magnets were embedded in the spheres and torques were generated by application of an external magnetic field. Pairs of neutrally buoyant spheres, connected by either glass rods or thin elastic struts, move in a reciprocal orbit when driven by an oscillatory field. An array of three spheres linked by elastic struts buckles in a periodic, non-reciprocal manner. Th...

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10.1007/s00348-017-2321-2

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Experiments in Fluids Journal website
Volume:
2017
Issue:
58
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Article: 29
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-14
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1432-1114
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0723-4864
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pubs:681997
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uri:49f75648-e027-410c-8bfb-56db89e5f1a3
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uuid:49f75648-e027-410c-8bfb-56db89e5f1a3
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58

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