Florencio Balboa Usabiaga

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  • Metallic microswimmers driven up the wall by gravity 

    Brosseau, Quentin; Balboa, F.Autoridad BCAM; Lushi, Enkeleida; Wu, Yang; Ristroph, Leif; Ward, Michael D.; Shelley, Michael J.; Zhang, Jun (2021-07-21)
    Experiments on autophoretic bimetallic nanorods propelling within a fuel of hydrogen peroxide show that tail-heavy swimmers preferentially orient upwards and ascend along inclined planes. We show that such gravitaxis is ...
  • Motile dislocations knead odd crystals into whorls 

    Bililign, E. S.; Balboa, F.Autoridad BCAM; Ganan, Y. A.; Poncet, A.; Soni, V.; Magkiriadou, S.; Shelley, M.J.; Bartolo, D.; Irvine, W.T.M. (2021-01-01)
    The competition between thermal fluctuations and potential forces governs the stability of matter in equilibrium, in particular the proliferation and annihilation of topological defects. However, driving matter out of ...

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