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Self-organized Motion: Physicochemical Design based on Nonlinear Dynamics Editors: Satoshi Nakata, Véronique Pimienta, István Lagzi, Hiroyuki Kitahata, Nobuhiko J Suematsu


About this book

Self-propelled objects (particles, droplets) are autonomous agents that can convert energy from the environment into motion. These motions include nonlinear behaviour such as oscillations, synchronization, bifurcation, and pattern formation. In recent years, there has been much interest in self-propelled objects for their potential role in mass transport or their use as carriers in confined spaces. An improved understanding of self-organized motion has even allowed researchers to design objects for specific motion.

This book gives an overview of the principles of self-propelled motion in chemical objects (particles, droplets) far from their thermodynamic equilibrium, at various spatial scales. Theoretical aspects, the characteristics of the motion and the design procedures of such systems are discussed from the viewpoint of nonlinear dynamics and examples of applications for these nonlinear systems are provided.

This book is suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in physical and theoretical chemistry as well as soft matter.

Book content

  • Theoretical and experimental design of self-propelled objects based on nonlinearity
  • Mathematical Model and Analyses on Spontaneous Motion of Camphor Particle
  • Coupled convective instabilities: autonomous motion and deformation of an oil drop on a liquid surface
  • Dynamical deformation of interface induced by aggregate formation
  • Synthetic approaches to control self-propelled motion of micrometre-sized oil droplets in aqueous solution
  • Physical Chemistry of Energy Conversion in Self-propelled Droplets Induced by Dewetting Effect
  • Tactic Droplets at the Liquid-Air Interface
  • Chemotactic droplets serving as “chemo-taxi”
  • Collective Behaviour of Self-Propelled Objects on a Water Surface
  • Chemo-mechanical effects for information processing with camphor particles moving on water surface
  • Collective Behavior of Artificial Microswimmers in Response to Environmental Conditions
  • Nonlinear dynamics of active deformable particles
  • Active Particles Propelled by Chemical Reactions
  • Theory of active particles and drops driven by chemical reactions: the role of hydrodynamics on self-propulsion and collective behaviours

The print version of this book is planned for release on 03 October 2018. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 338 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2019
Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-166-2
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-543-1
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