Deformable self-propelled particles.


A theory of self-propelled particles is developed in such a way that the particles can be deformed from a circular shape when the propagating velocity is finite. A coupled set of equations in terms of the velocity and a tensor variable is introduced to represent the motion of a deformed particle. It is shown that there is a bifurcation from a straight… (More)

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@article{Ohta2009DeformableSP, title={Deformable self-propelled particles.}, author={Takao Ohta and Takahiro Ohkuma}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2009}, volume={102 15}, pages={154101} }