Influence of external forces on electrokinetic mobility of active Janus spheres
Principal Investigator: Alicia Boymelgreen, Assistant Professor
Faculty Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org | 718-938-4245
Department: Mechanical and Material Engineering
Funding Agency: Seeking Funding
Partners: Prof Emeritus Touvia Miloh Tel Aviv University | email@example.com | Prof Pablo Garica & Prof Antonio Ramos | Seville University | Prof Gilad Yossifon | Technion, Israel firstname.lastname@example.org
Implementation Period: 2019 – Present
The research combines theory, numerics, and experiment to examine the interplay between external forces and electrokinetic mobility of metal-dielectric (where one hemisphere is conducting and the other insulating) Janus spheres. Active colloids are a synthetic form of soft matter which can mimic biological systems by absorbing energy from their surroundings and converting it to mechanical energy (motion). The application of this research includes advancing a fundamental understanding of collective motion and non-equilibrium systems to lab-on-a-chip diagnostics.