Department of Physics Papers

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Journal Article

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"Single cells exhibit a diverse array of swimming strategies at low Reynolds number to search for nutrients, light, and other organisms. The fluid flows generated by their locomotion are important to understanding biomixing and interactions between cells in suspension..."


Suggested Citation:
Guasto, J. S., Johnson, K. A., & Gollub, J. P. (2011). Measuring oscillatory velocity fields due to swimming algae. Physics of Fluids. 23, 091112.

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biomechanics, cellular biophysics, flow measurement, fluid oscillations, hydrodynamics, microorganisms, propulsion, suspensions, velocity measurement



Date Posted: 20 January 2012

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