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Séminaire MSC lundi 21 mai 2012 à 11h30. Silke Henkes (Univ. Syracuse, New York)

Sauf mention contraire, les séminaires et les soutenances se déroulent à 11h30 en salle 454A du bâtiment Condorcet.


Active Jamming : Self-propelled particles at high density

Silke Henkes : Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York State, USA

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Abstract : What determines the mechanical properties of dense collections of active particles ? The answer to this question is highly relevant to a wide range of physical and biological phenomena from tissue formation to the dynamics of vibrated granular layers. We present a numerical study of the phases and dynamics of a dense collection of self-propelled particles with soft repulsive interactions with and without polar alignment. The phase diagram of the confined aligning system consists of a polar liquid phase at low packing fraction and high self-propulsion speed, and an active jammed phase at high density and low self-propulsion speed. The liquid phase exhibits local alignment and giant number fluctuations typical of the Vicsek class of models. The dynamics of the jammed phase is dominated by oscillations along the low frequency modes of the underlying packing. We show analytically that at long times the energy is carried entirely by the lowest available excitations of the system. We measure and compare the local stresses in our active system, with added attraction, to both granular materials and the tissue experiments.

This work was done in collaboration with Yaouen Fily and M. Cristina Marchetti


Contact : Équipe séminaires / Seminar team - Published on / Publié le 26 mars 2012


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