Motility of Living Cells and Micro-Organisms

  • Jean-Pierre Boon
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 59)


Motility is what characterizes the dynamics of living cells and organisms with autonomous motion. Such are flagellated bacteria and spermatozoa which thus can be assigned a velocity. Objects without locomotion apparatus or cells whose apparatus machinery has been inhibited merely undergo Brownian motion. The mobility of Brownian systems is characterized by their diffusion coefficient.


Sherwood Number Human Spermatozoon Velocity Distribution Function Motile Cell Dynamical Structure Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Boon
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  1. 1.Faculté des SciencesUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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