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Stochastic low Reynolds number swimmers.

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As technological advances allow us to fabricate smaller autonomous self-propelled devices, it is clear that at some point directed propulsion could not come from pre-specified deterministic periodic deformation of the swimmer's body and we need to develop strategies for extracting a net directed motion from a series of random transitions in the conformation space of the swimmer. We present a theoretical formulation for describing the 'stochastic motor' that drives the motion of low Reynolds n...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Journal:
Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
20
Pages:
204104
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1361-648X
ISSN:
0953-8984
URN:
uuid:cdce415a-4925-4aac-b114-9b39f08e40be
Source identifiers:
158504
Local pid:
pubs:158504
Language:
English
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