Active Nematic under Circular Confinement

37 Gabriel Redner 2014
Gabriel S. Redner, Martin Fisher School of Physics, Brandeis University

Active nematic materials are made of rod-shaped particles that line up with one another, and also push against their neighbors, as in a dish of growing bacteria. This image shows a snapshot of a simulated two-dimensional active nematic confined in a circular corral, with the colors indicating the orientation of each rod.

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