Numerical Study of Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Active Brownian Particles

Nath, Paswa (2015) Numerical Study of Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Active Brownian Particles. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

In this report we present our work on athermal phase separation of active Brownian particles through Molecular Dynamics simulations using a model by Merchetti et. al. We identified and characterized the solid-fluid phase transitions taking place in the active system. We spent a significant amount of time in parallelizing the molecular dynamics simulations which allowed us to work with larger system spending less time for computation. We investigated various structural properties of the overall system and of the two co-existing phases through clustering analysis. And finally we worked with active systems under confinement and showed that they behave differently than that of their passive counterparts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-equilibrium, Phase Transition, Active Brownian Particle, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Confined active System; TD333
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 06:37
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1516
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