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Active nematics

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Active matter extracts energy from its surroundings at the single particle level and transforms it into mechanical work. Examples include cytoskeleton biopolymers and bacterial suspensions. Here, we review experimental, theoretical and numerical studies of active nematics - a type of active system that is characterised by self-driven units with elongated shape. We focus primarily on microtubule-kinesin mixtures and the hydrodynamic theories that describe their properties. An important theme i...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41467-018-05666-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Theoretical Physics
ORCID:
0000-0002-1116-4268
Ignés-Mullol, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Theoretical Physics
Sagués, F More by this author
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2018
Pages:
Article: 3246
Publication date:
2018-08-21
Acceptance date:
2018-07-19
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pubs id:
pubs:909900
URN:
uri:d6f845aa-de0c-45a0-b99e-00477af885d6
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uuid:d6f845aa-de0c-45a0-b99e-00477af885d6
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pubs:909900
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English

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