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A drop of active matter

Joanny, Jean-Francois and Ramaswamy, Sriram (2012) A drop of active matter. In: JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 705 (SI). pp. 46-57.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2012.131


We study theoretically the hydrodynamics of a fluid drop containing oriented filaments endowed with active contractile or extensile stresses and placed on a solid surface. The active stresses alter qualitatively the wetting properties of the drop, leading to new spreading laws and novel static drop shapes. Candidate systems for testing our predictions include cytoskeletal extracts with motors and ATP, suspensions of bacteria or pulsatile cells, or fluids laden with artificial self-propelled colloids.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Keywords: complex fluids;micro-organism dynamics
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 11:23
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 11:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45143

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