Coherent structures in monolayers of swimming particles

Takuji Ishikawa, T. J. Pedley

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Abstract

We report various types of coherent structures in suspensions of spherical particles swimming in a monolayer. We solve the fluid dynamics precisely from far-field hydrodynamic interactions to lubrication between two near-contact surfaces. The simulation results clearly illustrate that coherent structures, such as aggregation, mesoscale spatiotemporal motion, and band formation, can be generated by purely hydrodynamic interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number088103
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume100
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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