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Behavior of Colloids with Anisotropic Diffusivities

Abstract Locomotion of microorganisms is commonly observed in nature and some aspects of their motion can be replicated by synthetic motors. Synthetic motors rely on a variety of propulsion mechanisms including auto-diffusiophoresis, auto-electrophoresis, and bubble generation. Regardless of the source of the locomotion, the motion of any motor can be characterized by the translational and rotational velocity and effective diffusivity. In a uniform environment the long-time motion of a motor can be fully characterized by the effective diffusivity. In this work it is shown that when motors possess both translational and rotational velocity the motor transitions from a short-time diffusivity to a long-time diffusivity at a time of pi/w. The short-time... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Marine, Nathan Arasmus (Author) / Posner, Jonathan D (Advisor) / Adrian, Ronald J (Committee member) / Frakes, David (Committee member) / Phelan, Patrick E (Committee member) / Santos, Veronica J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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