Special Issue "Microswimmer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2019)
An artificial microswimmer is a cutting-edge technology with engineering and medical applications. A natural microswimmer, such as bacteria and sperm cells, also play important roles in wide varieties of engineering, medical and biological phenomena. Due to the small size of the microswimmer, the inertial effect of the surrounding flow field may be negligible. In such a case, reciprocal body deformation cannot induce migration of a swimmer, which is known as the scallop theorem. To overcome the implications of the scallop theorem, the microswimmer needs to undergo a nonreciprocal body deformation to achieve migration. The swimming strategy is thus completely different from macro-scale swimmers, which should be clarified much further. This Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on various microswimmers in nature, laboratories and industries. Potential topics will include artificial swimmers, natural swimmers, flowing cells, active matter and soft matter.
Prof. Takuji Ishikawa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Active matter
- Soft matter