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Synchronization and collective dynamics in a carpet of microfluidic rotors.

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We study synchronization of an array of rotors on a substrate that are coupled by hydrodynamic interaction. Each rotor, which is modeled by an effective rigid body, is driven by an internal torque and exerts an active force on the surrounding fluid. The long-ranged nature of the hydrodynamic interaction between the rotors causes a rich pattern of dynamical behaviors including phase ordering and self-proliferating spiral waves. Our results suggest strategies for designing controllable microflu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
104
Issue:
17
Pages:
178103
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:d35d0923-d538-4ef4-9142-84633bd7a77a
Source identifiers:
156039
Local pid:
pubs:156039

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