Active nematics describe a wide range of biological systems such as deformable cell layers, fibroblast cells, bacterial colonies, and subcellular filaments that are formed from anisotropic building blocks. We have developed a powerful tool for modelling active nematics at a continuum level that allows for various levels of complexity to be accounted for.
To learn more about this research read our latest review article:
A. Doostmohammadi, J. Ignes-Mullol, J. M. Yeomans, F. Sagues, Active nematics, Nature Communications, 2018.
and for further read check out:
T. N. Shendruk, K. Thijssen, J. M. Yeomans, A. Doostmohammadi, Twist-induced crossover from 2D to 3D turbulence in active nematics, Phys. Rev. E Rapid Communications, 2018.
A. Doostmohammadi, T. N. Shendruk, K. Thijjsen, J. M. Yeomans, Onset of meso-scale turbulence in active nematics, Nature Communications, 2017.
A. Doostmohammadi, J. M. Yeomans, Coherent motion of dense active matter, Eur. Phys. J, 2018.
A. Doostmohammadi, M. Adamer, S. P. Thampi, J. M. Yeomans, Stabilization of active matter by flow-vortex lattices and defect ordering, Nature Communications, 2016.