Sustained order-disorder transitions in a model colloidal system driven by rhythmic crosslinking.

@article{Melcher2022SustainedOT,
  title={Sustained order-disorder transitions in a model colloidal system driven by rhythmic crosslinking.},
  author={Lauren Melcher and Elizabeth Rennert and Jennifer L. Ross and Michael J Rust and Rae M. Robertson-Anderson and Moumita Das},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2022}
}
Biological systems have the unique ability to self-organize and generate autonomous motion and work. Motivated by this, we investigate a 2D model colloidal network that can repeatedly transition between disordered states of low connectivity and ordered states of high connectivity via rhythmic binding and unbinding of biomimetic crosslinkers. We use Langevin dynamics to investigate the time-dependent changes in structure and collective properties of this system as a function of colloidal packing… 

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