Document Type

Article

Date

1-4-2008

Embargo Period

10-20-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, soft condensed matter

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We study the viscoelasticity of an active solution of polar biofilaments and motor proteins. Using a molecular model, we derive the constitutive equations for the stress tensor in the isotropic phase and in phases with liquid crystalline order. The stress relaxation in the various phases is discussed. Contractile activity is responsible for a spectacular difference in the viscoelastic properties on opposite sides of the order-disorder transition.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, to see more information http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0607285

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