Reference : Realization of the Najafi-Golestanian microswimmer
Scientific journals : Article
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Physics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/200965
Realization of the Najafi-Golestanian microswimmer
English
Grosjean, Galien mailto [Université de Liège > Département de physique > Physique statistique >]
Hubert, Maxime mailto [Université de Liège > Département de physique > Physique statistique >]
Lagubeau, Guillaume mailto [Universidad de Santiago de Chile > Departamento de Fìsica > > >]
Vandewalle, Nicolas mailto [Université de Liège > Département de physique > Physique statistique >]
1-Aug-2016
Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
American Physical Society
94
2
021101(R)
Yes
International
2470-0045
2470-0053
College Park
MD
[en] Microswimmer ; Self-assembly ; Golestanian
[en] A paradigmatic microswimmer is the three-linked-spheres model, which follows a minimalist approach for propulsion by shape shifting. As such, it has been the subject of numerous analytical and numerical studies. In this Rapid Communication, an experimental three-linked-spheres swimmer is created by self-assembling ferromagnetic particles at an air-water interface. It is powered by a uniform oscillating magnetic field. A model, using two harmonic oscillators, reproduces the experimental findings. Because the model remains general, the same approach could be used to design a variety of efficient microswimmers.
Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture (Communauté française de Belgique) - FRIA ; University of Liège (Grant No. FSRC 11/36)
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/200965
10.1103/PhysRevE.94.021101
https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.94.021101

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