Commentaries (Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics)

Recent publications

A. H. Kumar, S. J. Thomson, T. R. Powers, and D. M. Harris, “Taylor dispersion of elongated rods,” Phys. Rev. Fluids **6** (2021) 094501. Editor’s Selection.

L. Jia, S. Pei, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Axisymmetric membranes with edges under external force: buckling, minimal surfaces, and tethers,” Soft Matter **17** (2021) 7268. Cover article.

L. Ding, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Deformation and orientational order of chiral membranes with free edges,” Soft Matter **17** (2021) 6580

C. Alas, Thomas R. Powers, and T. Kuriabova, “Swimming of microorganisms in quasi-2D membranes,” J. Fluid Mech. **911** (2021) 35.

L. Ding, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Shapes of fluid membranes with chiral edges,” Phys. Rev. E **102** (2020) 032608.

A. Balchunas, L. L. Jia, M. Zakhary, J. Robaszewski, T. Gibaud, Z. Dogic, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Force-induced formation of twisted chiral ribbons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. **125 **(2020) 018002.

G. Duclos, R. Adkins, D. Banerjee, M. S. E. Peterson, M. Varghese, I. Kolvin, A. Baskaran, R. A. Pelcovits, T. R. Powers, A. Baskaran, F. Toschi, M. F. Hagan, S. J. Streichan, V. Vitelli, D. A. Beller, and Z. Dogic, “Topological structure and dynamics of three dimensional active nematics,” Science **367** (2020) 1120.

M. S. Krieger, S. E. Spagnolie, and T. R. Powers, “Swimming with small and large amplitude waves in a confined liquid crystal,” J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. **273** (2019) 104185.

H. Soni, W. Luo, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Stability of the interface of an isotropic active fluid,” Soft Matter **15** (2019) 6318.

H. Soni, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Enhancement of microorganism swimming speed in active matter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. **121** (2018) 178002.

J. Shi and T. R. Powers, “Swimming in an anisotropic fluid: How speed depends on angle,” Phys. Rev. Fluids **2** (2017) 123102.

L. L. Jia, M. J. Zakhary, Z. Dogic, R. A. Pelcovits, and T. R. Powers, “Chiral edge fluctuations of colloidal membranes,” Phys. Rev E **95** (2017) 060701(R).

T. Gibaud, C. N. Kaplan, P. Sharma, M. J. Zakhary, A. Ward, R. Oldenbourg, R. B. Meyer, R. D. Kamien, T. R. Powers, and Z. Dogic, “Achiral symmetry breaking and positive Gaussian modulus lead to scalloped colloidal membranes,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA **114** (2017) E3376.

Z. Qi, K. Ferguson, Y. Sechrest, T. Munsat, C. S. Park, M. A. Glaser, J. E. Maclennan, N. A. Clark, T. Kuriabova, and T. R. Powers, “Active microrheology of smectic membranes,” Phys. Rev. E **95** (2017) 022702.