New papers on microswimmers in Soft Matter and New Journal of Physics
November 2019 – Our manuscript entitled “Capillary assemblies in a rotating magnetic field” was accepted for publication in the journal Soft Matter. Together with our colleagues from the Liege University and the FAU we investigated various rotational modes of particles placed at an air/water interface and demonstrated possibilities for precise interface mixing controlled by external magnetic fields.
Furthermore, our article “A general perturbative approach for bead-based microswimmers reveals rich self-propulsion phenomena” appeared in the New Journal of Physics. Using a general perturbative calculation scheme for swimmers composed of beads interacting by harmonic potentials and driven by an arbitrary force protocol allows to identify a behavior of the swimmer that is richer than predicted in previous models.
The research is a part of the ongoing Priority Programme SPP 1726 "Microswimmers" and a close collaboration with the group of A.-S. Smith at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and the group of N. Vandewalle at the University of Liege in Belgium.