Information transmission and signal permutation in active flow networks

@article{Woodhouse2017InformationTA,
  title={Information transmission and signal permutation in active flow networks},
  author={Francis G. Woodhouse and Joanna B. Fawcett and J{\"o}rn Dunkel},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2017},
  volume={20}
}
Recent experiments show that both natural and artificial microswimmers in narrow channel-like geometries will self-organise to form steady, directed flows. This suggests that networks of flowing active matter could function as novel autonomous microfluidic devices. However, little is known about how information propagates through these far-from-equilibrium systems. Through a mathematical analogy with spin-ice vertex models, we investigate here the input–output characteristics of generic… 

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