Nature Communications (Feb 2023)

The crucial role of adhesion in the transmigration of active droplets through interstitial orifices

  • A. Tiribocchi,
  • M. Durve,
  • M. Lauricella,
  • A. Montessori,
  • D. Marenduzzo,
  • S. Succi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 1
pp. 1 – 12


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Active fluid droplets are relevant for development of bio-inspired soft materials, however their motion in heterogeneous surrounding environments remains challenging. The authors uncover the role of adhesion forces for a variety of dynamic regimes of active fluid droplet crossing a narrow constriction.