A Synthetic Microswimmer with an Acoustically-Actuated Flagellum.

Kastor, Nikolas.

Guasto, Jeffrey S.

White, Robert D.


  • A model for actuating a synthetic microswimmer with a flexible flagella using an acoustic field to excite an oscillating wave in the flagellum is presented in this paper. In order to create the largest possible wave amplitudes, the wavenumber of the fluid is matched to the wavenumber of the microswimmer's flagellum at a particular modal frequency. An analytic model of this approach shows that a ... read more
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  • Kastor, Nikolas, Jeffrey S. Guasto, and Robert D. White. "A Synthetic Microswimmer with an Acoustically-Actuated Flagellum". Paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA, June 21-25, 2015.
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