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
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
Chemo-mechanical Effects for Information Processing with Camphor Particles Moving on a Water Surface
Collective Behaviour of Artificial Microswimmers in Response to Environmental Conditions
Theory of Active Particles and Drops Driven by Chemical Reactions: The Role of Hydrodynamics on Self-propulsion and Collective Behaviours
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.