• Author(s): Zaiyi Shen and Juho S. Lintuvuori We study the dynamics of torque driven spherical spinners settled on a surface, and demonstrate that hydrodynamic interactions at finite Reynolds numbers can lead to a concentration dependent and nonuniform crystallization. At semidilute concentrations, we observe a rapid formation of a uniform hexa... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 228002] Published Wed Nov 25, 2020
  • Author(s): Andrew Keane, Bernd Krauskopf, and Timothy M. Lenton The complicated sequence of bifurcations involved in M-tipping provides a possible explanation for behavior observed near tipping in climate models. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 228701] Published Wed Nov 25, 2020
  • Author(s): Jean-Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, Tanel Lorand, and Kari Dalnoki-Veress We investigate the growth of aggregates made of adhesive frictionless oil droplets, piling up against a solid interface. Monodisperse droplets are produced one by one in an aqueous solution and float upward to the top of a liquid cell where they accumulate and form an aggregate at a flat horizontal ... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 228001] Published Tue Nov 24, 2020
  • Author(s): Joel C. Forster, Johannes Krausser, Manish R. Vuyyuru, Buzz Baum, and Anđela Šarić In this study, we investigate the role of the surface patterning of nanostructures for cell membrane reshaping. To accomplish this, we combine an evolutionary algorithm with coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations and explore the solution space of ligand patterns on a nanoparticle that promote... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 228101] Published Mon Nov...
  • Author(s): E. Herbert, H. Ouerdane, Ph. Lecoeur, V. Bels, and Ch. Goupil Muscles are biological actuators extensively studied in the frame of Hill’s classic empirical model as isolated biomechanical entities, which hardly applies to a living organism subjected to physiological and environmental constraints. Here we elucidate the overarching principle of a living muscle a... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 228102] Published Mon Nov 23, 2020
  • Author(s): Kristian Thijssen, Mehrana R. Nejad, and Julia M. Yeomans We use continuum simulations to study the impact of friction on the ordering of defects in an active nematic. Even in a frictionless system, $+1/2$ defects tend to align side by side and orient antiparallel reflecting their propensity to form, and circulate with, flow vortices. Increasing friction e... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 218004] Published Fri Nov 20, 2020
  • Author(s): Sheng Mao, Milena S. Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Hunter Gaudio, and Andrej Košmrlj Phase separation of multicomponent liquid mixtures plays an integral part in many processes ranging from industry to cellular biology. In many cases the morphology of coexisting phases is crucially linked to the function of the separated mixture, yet it is unclear what determines the morphology when... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 218003] Published Thu Nov 19...