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Nature’s engines: active matter

Abstract:
Active materials, bacteria, molecular motors, and self-propelled colloids, continuously transform chemical energy from the environment to mechanical work. Dense active matter, from layers of cells to flocks of birds, self-assembles into intricate patterns. Nature’s engines are complex and efficient, and we would like to exploit her ideas to fabricate nano-machines.
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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.1051/epn/2017204

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
EDP Sciences
Journal:
Europhysics News More from this journal
Volume:
48
Issue:
2
Pages:
21-25
Publication date:
2017-03-22
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
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EISSN:
1432-1092
ISSN:
0531-7479
Language:
English
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pubs:689506
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uuid:fb352f12-c96c-4521-9c9a-c5706210a63b
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pubs:689506
Source identifiers:
689506
Deposit date:
2017-04-13

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