How to capture active particles.

@article{Kaiser2012HowTC,
  title={How to capture active particles.},
  author={Andreas Kaiser and Henricus H Wensink and Hartmut L{\"o}wen},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 26},
  pages={268307}
}
In many applications, it is important to catch collections of autonomously navigating microbes and man-made microswimmers in a controlled way. Using computer simulation of a two-dimensional system of self-propelled rods we show that a static chevron-shaped wall represents an excellent trapping device for self-motile particles. Its catching efficiency can be… CONTINUE READING