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Bistable helices.

Abstract:
We extend elasticity theory of filaments to encompass systems, such as bacterial flagella, that display competition between two helical structures of opposite chirality. A general, fully intrinsic formulation of the dynamics of bend and twist degrees of freedom is developed using the natural frame of space curves, spanning from the inviscid limit to the viscously overdamped regime applicable to cellular biology. Aspects of front propagation found in flagella are discussed.
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10.1103/physrevlett.84.1631

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical Review Letters More from this journal
Volume:
84
Issue:
7
Pages:
1631-1634
Publication date:
2000-02-01
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EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Language:
English
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pubs:188355
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uuid:ac59ec52-70e1-427c-8292-ed2fa1f1d995
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pubs:188355
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188355
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2013-11-16

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