Singularities and symmetry breaking in swarms.


A large-scale system consisting of self-propelled particles, moving under the directional alignment rule (DAR), can often self-organize to an ordered state that emerges from an initially rotationally symmetric configuration. It is commonly accepted that the DAR, which leads to effective long-range interactions, is the underlying mechanism contributing to… (More)

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@article{Li2008SingularitiesAS, title={Singularities and symmetry breaking in swarms.}, author={Wei Li and Hai-Tao Zhang and Michael Q. Chen and Tao Zhou}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2008}, volume={77 2 Pt 1}, pages={021920} }