Scaling of Halfwidths with Scattering Vector for Autocorrelation Functions from Normally Swimming Bovine Spermatozoa

  • T. Craig
  • F. R. Hallett
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


The bull spermatozoon is modelled as a ellipse of semi-axes 9.0 μm × 2.3 μm × 0.5 μm both coated and uncoated. The trajectories of the normal cells are assumed to be helical with the overall direction of motion along the long axis of the cell.


Form Factor Half Width Swimming Speed Instantaneous Phase Scattering Point 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Craig
    • 1
  • F. R. Hallett
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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