Reynolds numbers exhibit dramatic influence on directionality of movement of self-propelled systems

Guanjia Zhao, Martin Pumera

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Self-propelled artificial objects are at the current forefront of research. We demonstrate here that the motion directionality of millimetre sized self-propelled objects is highly dependent on the Reynolds numbers (Re) of the systems, with emphasis on the "intermediate" Re region (1-600). Our findings have strong implication on the motion controllability and predictability of these independent self-propelled systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6456-6458
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 14


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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