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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.