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Collective behaviour of phoretically active colloids

Friday 28th June 2013 - 14:00 to 14:45
INI Seminar Room 1
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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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons