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Transition from turbulent to coherent flows in confined three-dimensional active fluids

Overview of attention for article published in Science, March 2017
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21 news outlets
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4 blogs
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74 tweeters
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23 Google+ users

Citations

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142 Mendeley
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Title
Transition from turbulent to coherent flows in confined three-dimensional active fluids
Published in
Science, March 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aal1979
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Authors

Kun-Ta Wu, Jean Bernard Hishamunda, Daniel T. N. Chen, Stephen J. DeCamp, Ya-Wen Chang, Alberto Fernández-Nieves, Seth Fraden, Zvonimir Dogic

Abstract

Transport of fluid through a pipe is essential for the operation of macroscale machines and microfluidic devices. Conventional fluids only flow in response to external pressure. We demonstrate that an active isotropic fluid, composed of microtubules and molecular motors, autonomously flows through meter-long three-dimensional channels. We establish control over the magnitude, velocity profile, and direction of the self-organized flows and correlate these to the structure of the extensile microtubule bundles. The inherently three-dimensional transition from bulk-turbulent to confined-coherent flows occurs concomitantly with a transition in the bundle orientational order near the surface and is controlled by a scale-invariant criterion related to the channel profile. The nonequilibrium transition of confined isotropic active fluids can be used to engineer self-organized soft machines.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 139 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 31%
Researcher 30 21%
Unspecified 15 11%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 29 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 71 50%
Engineering 21 15%
Unspecified 18 13%
Chemical Engineering 8 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Other 17 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 250. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 January 2019.
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#43,550
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Outputs from Science
#1,869
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#2,387
of 256,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#93
of 962 outputs
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