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Emergent colloidal dynamics in electromagnetic fields

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We present a current review of the collective dynamics that can arise in colloidal systems subjected to electromagnetic fields. The focus is on phenomena that are not simply understandable purely from a dipolar model, but instead emerge from the collective behavior of many discrete interacting components driven out of equilibrium by external forces. We examine in particular the fascinating diversity of large-scale dynamical structures that arise due to the interplay between the induced interactions, time-dependent energy injection, and coupling with the fluid flow.

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12 Oct 2012
18 Jan 2013
First published
22 Feb 2013

This article is Open Access

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 3693-3704
Article type
Review Article

Emergent colloidal dynamics in electromagnetic fields

J. Dobnikar, A. Snezhko and A. Yethiraj, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 3693
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM27363F

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