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.

CSEPMOXICNSISchuller LabUCSB