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dc.contributor.authorLiebchen, Ben
dc.contributor.authorCates, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorMarenduzzo, Den
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T09:01:06Z
dc.date.available2017-01-06T09:01:06Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-21en
dc.identifier.issn1744-683X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261757
dc.description.abstractWe demonstrate that active rotations in chemically signalling particles, such as autochemotactic $\textit{E. coli}$ close to walls, create a route for pattern formation based on a nonlinear yet deterministic instability mechanism. For slow rotations, we find a transient persistence of the uniform state, followed by a sudden formation of clusters contingent on locking of the average propulsion direction by chemotaxis. These clusters coarsen, which results in phase separation into a dense and a dilute region. Faster rotations arrest phase separation leading to a global travelling wave of rotors with synchronized roto-translational motion. Our results elucidate the physics resulting from the competition of two generic paradigms in active matter, chemotaxis and active rotations, and show that the latter provides a tool to design programmable self-assembly of active matter, for example to control coarsening.
dc.description.sponsorshipMarie Skłodowska Curie (Intra European Fellowship within Horizon 2020 (Grant ID: 654908)), Royal Society, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titlePattern formation in chemically interacting active rotors with self-propulsionen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage7264
prism.issueIdentifier35en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameSoft Matteren
prism.startingPage7259
prism.volume12en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6975
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-06en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1039/c6sm01162den
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-09-21en
dc.contributor.orcidCates, Michael [0000-0002-5922-7731]
dc.identifier.eissn1744-6848
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idRoyal Society (RP080053)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (via University of Edinburgh) (EP/J007404/1)
cam.issuedOnline2016-08-08en
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