Bistable Helices

Raymond E. Goldstein, Alain Goriely, Greg Huber, Charles William Wolgemuth

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Abstract

We extend elasticity theory of filaments to encompass systems, such as bacterial flagella, that display competition between two helical structures of opposite chirality. A general, fully intrinsic formulation of the dynamics of bend and twist degrees of freedom is developed using the natural frame of space curves, spanning from the inviscid limit to the viscously overdamped regime applicable to cellular biology. Aspects of front propagation found in flagella are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1631-1634
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 14 2000

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Flagella
biology
chirality
helices
filaments
elastic properties
degrees of freedom
formulations
propagation
Elasticity
curves
Cell Biology

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Goldstein, R. E., Goriely, A., Huber, G., & Wolgemuth, C. W. (2000). Bistable Helices. Physical Review Letters, 84(7), 1631-1634.

Bistable Helices. / Goldstein, Raymond E.; Goriely, Alain; Huber, Greg; Wolgemuth, Charles William.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 84, No. 7, 14.02.2000, p. 1631-1634.

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Goldstein, RE, Goriely, A, Huber, G & Wolgemuth, CW 2000, 'Bistable Helices', Physical Review Letters, vol. 84, no. 7, pp. 1631-1634.
Goldstein RE, Goriely A, Huber G, Wolgemuth CW. Bistable Helices. Physical Review Letters. 2000 Feb 14;84(7):1631-1634.
Goldstein, Raymond E. ; Goriely, Alain ; Huber, Greg ; Wolgemuth, Charles William. / Bistable Helices. In: Physical Review Letters. 2000 ; Vol. 84, No. 7. pp. 1631-1634.
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