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Spontaneous rotation can stabilise ordered chiral active fluids

Authors
  • Maitra, Ananyo1
  • Lenz, Martin1, 2
  • 1 Université Paris-Saclay, LPTMS, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay, 91405, France , Orsay (France)
  • 2 CNRS-MIT, MultiScale Material Science for Energy and Environment, UMI 3466, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA , Cambridge (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Communications
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Feb 22, 2019
Volume
10
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08914-7
Source
Springer Nature
License
Green

Abstract

Active fluids consist of self-driven particles which consume energy to drive spontaneous flow. Here the authors present a general theory of two-dimensional chiral active particles which spontaneously rotate and show that they can form a stable, coherently-rotating phase.

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