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Designing synthetic, pumping cilia that switch the flow direction in microchannels.

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Using computational modeling, we simulate the 3D movement of actuated cilia in a fluid-filled microchannel. The cilia are modeled as deformable, elastic filaments, and the simulations capture the complex fluid-structure interactions among these filaments, the channel walls, and the surrounding solution. The cilia are tilted with respect to the surface and are actuated by a sinusoidal force that is applied at the free ends. We find that these cilia give rise to a unidirectional flow in the sys...

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10.1021/la801907x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
Volume:
24
Issue:
21
Pages:
12102-12106
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1520-5827
ISSN:
0743-7463
URN:
uuid:b79107af-c4a5-4ecb-9bfc-5f6114fda1e8
Source identifiers:
15451
Local pid:
pubs:15451
Language:
English
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