Passive Janus particles are self-propelled in active nematics

@article{Loewe2021PassiveJP,
  title={Passive Janus particles are self-propelled in active nematics},
  author={Benjamin Loewe and Tyler N. Shendruk},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2021},
  volume={24}
}
While active systems possess notable potential to form the foundation of new classes of autonomous materials (Zhang et al 2021 Nat. Rev. Mater. 6 437), designing systems that can extract functional work from active surroundings has proven challenging. In this work, we extend these efforts to the realm of designed active liquid crystal/colloidal composites. We propose suspending colloidal particles with Janus anchoring conditions in an active nematic medium. These passive Janus particles become… 
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