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Fluid transport induced by artificial cilia

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posted on 24.09.2018, 13:45 by Christoph Bruecker, Mohamed Elshalakani, Vladimir Mikulich, Alexander Rockenbach, Uwe Schnakenberg
Fluid transport induced by artificial cilia beating in coordinated patterns (the cilia are located at the bottom of the image). The white lines show the superposition of images taken from particles in the flow which are illuminated with a strobe light and their motion is recorded with long-term exposure. The artistic loops indicate the mixing and transport which is observed in a similar way along the lung airways which are lined with cilia.


DFG BR 1494/30−1 and SCHN 587/15-1. The position of Professor Christoph Bruecker is co-funded by BAE SYSTEMS and the Royal Academy of Engineering (Research Chair no. RCSRF1617\4\11)