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dc.contributorVirginia Techen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Z. W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTruong, S. N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMüller, Rolfen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-10T17:31:21Z
dc.date.available2013-12-10T17:31:21Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-17
dc.identifier.citationZhang, Zhiwei ; Truong, Son Nguyen ; Mueller, Rolf, Jul 17, 2009. “Acoustic Effects Accurately Predict an Extreme Case of Biological Morphology,” PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 103(3): 038701. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.038701en_US
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/24518
dc.description.abstractThe biosonar system of bats utilizes physical baffle shapes around the sites of ultrasound emission for diffraction-based beam forming. Among these shapes, some extreme cases have evolved that include a long noseleaf protrusion (sella) in a species of horseshoe bat. We have evaluated the acoustic cost function associated with sella length with a computational physics approach and found that the extreme length can be predicted accurately from a fiducial point on this function. This suggests that some extreme cases of biological morphology can be explained from their physical function alone.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union (CILIA project)
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Science Foundation of China 10774092
dc.description.sponsorshipShandong University (Taishan Fund)
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.subjectHorseshoe baten_US
dc.subjectEcholocationen_US
dc.subjectFerrumequinumen_US
dc.subjectEvolutionen_US
dc.subjectNoseleafen_US
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.titleAcoustic Effects Accurately Predict an Extreme Case of Biological Morphologyen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.038701
dc.date.accessed2013-12-10
dc.title.serialPhysical Review Letters
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.038701
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