Volume 48, Number 2, March-April 2017
|Page(s)||21 - 25|
|Published online||22 March 2017|
Nature’s engines: active matter
Oxford University, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, 1 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3NP, UK
Active materials, bacteria, molecular motors, and self-propelled colloids, continuously transform chemical energy from the environment to mechanical work. Dense active matter, from layers of cells to flocks of birds, self-assembles into intricate patterns. Nature’s engines are complex and efficient, and we would like to exploit her ideas to fabricate nano-machines.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2017
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