Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics
Caption: Enabled by the birefringence of liquid crystal, motion of 24nm thick bacteria flagella now is easily visible using a simple polarizing microscope.
Credit: S. Zhou, A. Sokolov, O. Lavrentovich and I. Aranson
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