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Emergent cometlike swarming of optically driven thermally active colloids

Abstract:

We propose a simple system of optically driven colloids that convert light into heat and move in response to self-generated and collectively generated thermal gradients. We show that the system exhibits self-organization into a moving cometlike swarm and characterize the structure and response of the swarm to a light-intensity-dependent external tuning parameter. We observe many interesting features in this nonequilibrium system including circulation and evaporation, intensity-dependent shape...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Journal:
Physical Review Letters
Volume:
112
Issue:
6
Publication date:
2014-02-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:72c555b2-4d73-47c7-945a-558aa6cbb8bb
Source identifiers:
452634
Local pid:
pubs:452634
Language:
English

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