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A circle swimmer at low Reynolds number.

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Swimming in circles occurs in a variety of situations at low Reynolds number. Here we propose a simple model for a swimmer that undergoes circular motion, generalising the model of a linear swimmer proposed by Najafi and Golestanian (Phys. Rev. E 69, 062901 (2004)). Our model consists of three solid spheres arranged in a triangular configuration, joined by two links of time-dependent length. For small strokes, we discuss the motion of the swimmer as a function of the separation angle between ...

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10.1140/epje/i2012-12070-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
The European physical journal. E, Soft matter
Volume:
35
Issue:
8
Pages:
70
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1292-895X
ISSN:
1292-8941
URN:
uuid:73fdd08d-b7a4-4322-b36e-15196d686ea3
Source identifiers:
345606
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pubs:345606
Language:
English

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