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dc.contributor.authorLacasta Palacio, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorKhoury, M.
dc.contributor.authorSancho, Jose Maria
dc.contributor.authorLindenberg, Katja
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada
dc.identifier.citationLacasta Palacio, Ana María [et al.]. "Sorting of mesoscopic particles driven through periodic potential landscapes". "Modern Physics Letters B", 2006, vol. 20, núm. 23, p. 1427-1442.
dc.description.abstractSorting of colloidal particles of different sizes is of importance in the transport and delivery of such particles in biological, materials science, and other technological contexts. A successful methodology involves the flow of a mixture of particles over designer surfaces presenting a periodic array of traps (optical tweezers) or microfabricated obstacles. The trajectories of the particles over these surfaces deviate from the direction of flow as the particles are attracted (traps) or repelled (obstacles) by the features of the landscape. The deviation of the particles from that of the flow depends on particle size (or on some other particle characteristic) and hence the particles can be sorted according to trajectory direction. On the basis of extensive numerical simulations, we present a unified view of these methodologies and discuss the effects of system parameters such as the magnitude and direction of the flow on the sorting efficacy.
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística
dc.subject.lcshCondensed matter
dc.subject.otherColloidal particles
dc.subject.otherPeriodic potential landscapes
dc.subject.otherNonlinear dynamics
dc.titleSorting of mesoscopic particles driven through periodic potential landscapes
dc.subject.lemacFísica aplicada
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. NOLIN - Física No-Lineal i Sistemes Fora de l'Equilibri
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorLacasta Palacio, Ana María; Khoury, M.; Sancho, Jose Maria; Lindenberg, Katja
local.citation.publicationNameModern Physics Letters B

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