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Microswimmers swim faster over slippery surfaces

[03-02-2020]

Tiny self-propelling spheres, measuring only micrometers, move faster over a hydrophobic silicone surface than they do over hydrophilic glass. 'Almost nobody had realised that the substrate matters', says Stefania Ketzetzi, the researcher who discovered the effect, researched it and explained it. She publishes about it in the journal Physical Review Letters. Read more

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