Document Type

Article

Date

10-12-2011

Embargo Period

10-18-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, soft condensed matter, subcellular processes

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We study analytically and numerically a generic continuum model of an isotropic active solid with internal stresses generated by non-equilibrium `active' mechano-chemical reactions. Our analysis shows that the gel can be tuned through three classes of dynamical states by increasing motor activity: a constant unstrained state of homogeneous density, a state where the local density exhibits sustained oscillations, and a steady-state which is spontaneously contracted, with a uniform mean density.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for more information see http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.5999

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