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State behaviour and dynamics of self-propelled Brownian squares: a simulation study

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We study the state behaviour of self-propelled and Brownian squares as a function of the magnitude of self-propulsion and density using Brownian dynamics simulations. We find that the system undergoes a transition from a fluid state to phase coexistence with increased self-propulsion and density. Close to the transition we find oscillations of the system between a fluid state and phase coexistence that are caused by the accumulation of forces in the dense phase. Finally, we study the coarsening regime of the system and find super-diffusive behaviour.

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2016, accepted on 01 Apr 2016 and first published on 15 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00347H
Soft Matter, 2016,12, 4309-4317
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    State behaviour and dynamics of self-propelled Brownian squares: a simulation study

    V. Prymidis, S. Samin and L. Filion, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 4309
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00347H

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