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Painting with bacteria: Smart templated self assembly using motile bacteria

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PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage19 Aug 2016 - 11 Aug 2017
Date made available20 Feb 2018

Abstract

Dataset supporting the manuscript entitled 'Painting with bacteria: Smart templated self assembly using motile bacteria':

External control of the swimming speed of ‘active particles’ can be used to self assemble designer structures in situ on the µm to mm scale. We demonstrate such reconfigurable templated active self assembly in a fluid environment using light powered strains of Escherichia coli. The physics and biology controlling the sharpness and formation speed of patterns is investigated using a bespoke fast-responding strain.

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