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dc.contributor.authorGleeson, James P.
dc.contributor.authorSancho, Jose Maria
dc.contributor.authorLacasta Palacio, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorLindenberg, K.
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada
dc.identifier.citationGleeson, J.P;Sancho, J.M; Lacasta, A.M; Lindenberg, K. Analytical approach to sorting in periodic and random potentials. "PHYSICAL REVIEW E". 2006, vol. 73, núm. 4, p. 1-9.
dc.description.abstractThere has been a recent revolution in the ability to manipulate micrometer-sized objects on surfaces patterned by traps or obstacles of controllable configurations and shapes. One application of this technology is to separate particles driven across such a surface by an external force according to some particle characteristic such as size or index of refraction. The surface features cause the trajectories of particles driven across the surface to deviate from the direction of the force by an amount that depends on the particular characteristic, thus leading to sorting. While models of this behavior have provided a good understanding of these observations, the solutions have so far been primarily numerical. In this paper we provide analytic predictions for the dependence of the angle between the direction of motion and the external force on a number of model parameters for periodic as well as random surfaces. We test these predictions against exact numerical simulations.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística
dc.subject.lcshStatistical Mechanics
dc.subject.lcshCondensed Matter
dc.subject.lcshSoft condensed matter
dc.subject.lcshNonlinear systems
dc.subject.otherNonlinear dynamics
dc.subject.otherPeriodic potentials
dc.subject.otherRandom potentials
dc.titleAnalytical approach to sorting in periodic and random potentials
dc.subject.lemacMatèria condensada
dc.subject.lemacFísica estadística
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. NOLIN - Física No-Lineal i Sistemes Fora de l'Equilibri
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