Theory for controlling individual self-propelled micro-swimmers by photon nudging II: Confinement

Markus Selmke, Utsab Khadka, Andreas P. Bregulla, Frank Cichos, Haw Yang

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Abstract

Photon nudging allows the manipulation and confinement of individual self-propelled micro-swimmers in 2D and 3D environments using feedback controls. Presented in this second part of a two-part contribution are theoretical models that afford the characterization for the positioning distribution associated with active localization. A derivation for the optimal nudging speed and acceptance angle is given for minimal placement uncertainty. The analytical solutions allow for a discussion on the physical underpinning that underlies controllability and optimality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10521-10532
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume20
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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