Modelling a janus particle activated by an optical potential
The flow around a Janus particle under an optical potential is investigated. The thermal effects are majorly overlooked while studying the Janus particle although fluid heating caused by optical potential might negligible but the fluid heating caused due to Janus particle acting as a heating source is not negligible. The stream function approach is used to model the behavior of an activated Janus particle. The explicit finite difference method (FDM) is used to numerically obtain the solution. BIL-FLOW, an in-house FDM code is developed and validated for flow around a Janus particle under an optical potential. Additionally, The BIL-OP, an in-house optical module based on geometric ray approximation is developed and validated. BIL-OP utilizes linear algebra to calculate three dimensional (3D) optical force.