Publication
Title
Colloidal transport through trap arrays controlled by active microswimmers
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Abstract
We investigate the dynamics of a binary mixture consisting of active and passive colloidal particles diffusing in a 2D array of truncated harmonic wells, or traps. We explore the possibility of using a small fraction of active particles to manipulate a much larger fraction of passive particles, for instance. to confine them in or extract them from the traps. The results of our study have potential application in biology and medical sciences, for example, to remove dead cells or undesired contaminants from biological systems by means of self-propelled nano-robots.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics : condensed matter. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
0953-8984
Volume/pages
30 :26 (2018) , 7 p.
Article Reference
264004
ISI
000434772200001
Pubmed ID
29775184
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 10.07.2018
Last edited 15.10.2021
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