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Rebound and scattering of motile Chlamydomonas algae in confined chambers †

Authors
  • Théry, Albane1
  • Wang, Yuxuan2
  • Dvoriashyna, Mariia1
  • Eloy, Christophe3
  • Elias, Florence2
  • Lauga, Eric1
  • 1 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2 Université de Paris, CNRS UMR 7057, Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes MSC, France , (France)
  • 3 Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Centrale Marseille, IRPHE, France , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Soft Matter
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date
Apr 16, 2021
Volume
17
Issue
18
Pages
4857–4873
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/d0sm02207a
PMID: 33890590
PMCID: PMC8115209
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
License
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Abstract

A mathematical model explains the experimental accumulation in corners of Chlamydomonas algae swimming in 2D models of foam channels. Combining experiments with theory shows that motility leads generically to trapping in complex geometries.

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