Inside the Turmoil

Year: 
2018
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Jie Zhang (Post-Doc), Chih-Cheng Chang
Department: 
Physics
Lab: 
Zvonimir Dogic Group

Description

Microtubules transport materials inside a cell, with the help of molecular motors and ATP. Reconstructed in vitro, microtubules sliding along each other form nematic order in constant chaotic motion. A magnetic disk is fabricated by lithography and embedded in microtubules to measure the forces. The image is acquired by Leica TCS SP8 Confocal microscope and processed in Matlab.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB