Metastable clusters and channels formed by active particles with aligning interactions
Journal article, 2017

We introduce a novel model for active particles with short-range position-dependent aligning interactions and study their behaviour in crowded environments using numerical simulations. When only active particles are present, we observe a transition from a gaseous state to the emergence of metastable clusters as the level of orientational noise is reduced. When passive particles are also present, we observe the emergence of a network of metastable channels.

clustering

collective motion

active particles

Author

Simon Nilsson

Chalmers, Physics

Giovanni Volpe

University of Gothenburg

New Journal of Physics

1367-2630 (ISSN)

Vol. 19 11 115008

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1088/1367-2630/aa9516

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2/21/2018