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Movement of a sessile cell colony.

Abstract:
Surface motion of an isolated sessile bacterial colony is described by a free surface condition known as the kinematic boundary condition. When t he colony is attached to a surface which does not allow slip, a difficulty arises in describing the motion of the contact line at the boundary of the colony. Here we present a new theory which allows for a resolution of this difficulty, by allowing for a 'radiative' direction-dependent flux of the medium. In effect, this allows slip to occur near the contact line.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Winstanley, HF More by this author
Publisher:
Royal Irish Academy Publisher's website
Journal:
Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Journal website
Volume:
112A
Issue:
2
Pages:
79-91
Publication date:
2012
EISSN:
2009-0021
ISSN:
1393-7197
URN:
uuid:9c49c5c0-3fb9-4698-ad3c-4703ee8f087f
Source identifiers:
357820
Local pid:
pubs:357820

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