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Wednesday, 16 November, 2011

Perfect micro rings woven from muscle fibers

A biological model system that dead-ends in an “absorbing state”

 

Supplied with sufficient energy, a freight train would ride the rails as far as they go. But nature also knows systems whose dynamics suddenly turn into a kind of endless loop. Like in a hamster wheel, a train caught up in such a system would continue running, but without moving forward. Scientists from the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich have now succeeded in building a simple model system consisting of only three components to study the laws of such so-called absorbing states.

 

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Publication "Frozen steady states in active systems"