Leveraging collective effects in externally driven colloidal suspensions: experiments and simulations

  title={Leveraging collective effects in externally driven colloidal suspensions: experiments and simulations},
  author={Michelle M Driscoll and Blaise Delmotte},
  journal={Current Opinion in Colloid \& Interface Science},
In this review article, we focus on collective motion in externally driven colloidal suspensions, as well as how these collective effects can be harnessed for use in microfluidic applications. We highlight the leading role of hydrodynamic interactions in the self-assembly, emergent behavior, transport, and mixing properties of colloidal suspensions. A special emphasis is given to recent numerical methods to simulate driven colloidal suspensions at large scales. In combination with experiments… Expand
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