Swimming Droplets: Artificial Squirmers

  • Shashi ThutupalliEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


Self propelled particles (SPPs) typically carry their own energy and are not propelled simply by the thermal buffeting due to the environment. As non-equilibrium entities, they are not restricted to classical equilibrium constraints such as the fluctuation-dissipation theorem and detailed balance. Consequently, SPPs are simple model systems to study the behavior of non-equilibrium phenomena, in particular the mechanics and statistics of active matter.


Flow Field Particle Image Velocimetry Surface Velocity Malonic Acid Droplet Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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