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Collective behaviour of phoretically active colloids

Golestanian, R (University of Oxford)
Friday 28 June 2013, 14:00-14:45

Meeting Room 2, CMS


Interfacial phoretic transport mechanisms can be used to design self-propelled active colloids, due to their force-free nature. In my talk, I will discuss the generic properties of such self-propelled colloids, and examine their collective behaviour when they interact via the gradient of the fields that they also use for self-propulsion. I will present some results on interesting collective effects such as instabilities and emergent dynamical behaviours.

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