Spontaneous Segregation of Self-Propelled Particles with Different Motilities

Movies from our recent paper entitled “Spontaneous Segregation of Self-Propelled Particles with Different Motilities” by Samuel R. McCandlish, Aparna Baskaran and Michael F. Hagan, arXiv:1110.2479.

Active rods are colored red, and passive rods are colored green. The head of an active rod is indicated by a black dot.

Screenshot of movie "Formation of transient nematic lanes"

Formation of Transient Nematic Lanes

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Screenshot of movie "Breakdown of transient nematic lanes"

Breakdown of Transient Nematic Lanes

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Screenshot of movie "Onset of segregation at moderate area fraction"

Onset of Segregation at Moderate Area Fraction

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Screenshot of movie "Segregation and mixing at high area fraction"

Segregation and Mixing at High Area Fraction

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Screenshot of movie "Active clusters with some passive herds"

Active Clusters With Some Passive Herds

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