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Motion modes of two self-propelled camphor boats on the surface of a surfactant-containing solution.

Authors
  • Karasawa, Yuichiro1
  • Nomoto, Tomonori2
  • Chiari, Luca3
  • Toyota, Taro4
  • Fujinami, Masanori5
  • 1 Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, Japan. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Japan)
  • 2 Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, Japan. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Japan)
  • 3 Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, Japan. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Japan)
  • 4 Department of Basic Science, The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Japan)
  • 5 Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, Japan. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2018
Volume
511
Pages
184–192
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.09.099
PMID: 29024858
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

We succeeded in controlling the motion of the two camphor boats by varying the boat characteristics and the surfactant concentration. The balance/unbalance between the surface tension distribution and the surface flow around the boats was found to drive two different behavior modes: stationary and oscillatory. These results allow us to gain further insight into the dynamics of the interactions in the collective behavior of autonomous inanimate objects.

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