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dc.contributor.authorVolpe, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGigan, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVolpe, G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T12:03:22Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T12:03:22Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-786X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/27866
dc.description.abstractOptical forces can affect the motion of a Brownian particle. For example, optical tweezers use optical forces to trap a particle at a desirable position. Unlike passive Brownian particles, active Brownian particles, also known as microswimmers, propel themselves with directed motion and thus drive themselves out of equilibrium. Understanding their motion in a confined potential can provide insight into out-of-equilibrium phenomena associated with biological examples such as bacteria, as well as with artificial microswimmers. We discuss how to mathematically model their motion in an optical potential using a set of stochastic differential equations and how to numerically simulate it using the corresponding set of finite difference equations. © 2014 SPIE.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleProceedings of SPIEen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2061049en_US
dc.subjectOptical forcesen_US
dc.subjectBrownian motionen_US
dc.subjectStochastic differential equationsen_US
dc.subjectNumerical simulationsen_US
dc.subjectActive Brownian particlesen_US
dc.subjectMicroswimmersen_US
dc.titleSimulation of active Brownian particles in optical potentialsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physics
dc.citation.spage91642S-1en_US
dc.citation.epage91642S-5en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber9164en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.2061049en_US
dc.publisherS P I E - International Society for Optical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1996-756X


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