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Spinning Active Matter

Project description

Study investigates the collective dynamics of 3D active matter systems

The term ‘active matter’ describes systems whose constituent elements consume energy and are thus out of equilibrium. Examples of interacting motile systems that display dazzling patterns include bird flocks, cell colonies and self-organising biopolymers. The EU-funded SpAM project plans to create 3D structures that include mechanically active materials assembled from colloidal spinners. In particular, the project aims to elucidate the interactions that dictate the collective dynamics of colloidal spinners. In addition, the study should help reveal how the intrinsic frustration of spinning motion at the microscopic scale shapes the macroscopic structure of spinning matter.

Host institution

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
Net EU contribution
€ 2 443 276,00
Address
Parvis Rene Descartes 15
69342 Lyon
France

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 443 276,00
Address
Parvis Rene Descartes 15
69342 Lyon

See on map

Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00