Hauptseminar Active Matter SS 2015/Swimming in non-Newtonian Fluids(E)

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Datum
01.07.2014
Thema
Swimming in non-Newtonian fluids (E)
Vortragender
Padma Kanya Radhakrishnan
Betreuer
Juan Ruben Gomez Solano

Contents

In this topic the motion of active particles in non-Newtonian fluids is introduced. An overview of various non-Newtonian flow behaviors, e.g. viscoelasticity, shear-thinning and shear-thickening, is provided as a background to understand the differences with respect to swimming mechanisms in Newtonian fluids.

Literature

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