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Moving microswimmers with tiny swirling flows

Moving microswimmers with tiny swirling flows

A rotating particle creates a flow that pushes swimming bacteria into a spiral-shaped halo around the center. The discovery helps scientists understand the interaction of microswimmers and could help prevent films from forming in microfluidic devices such as labs-on-a-chip. Credit: Igor Aronson and Andrey Sokolov Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory […]