Chapter 7: Tactic Droplets at the Liquid-Air Interface

G. Holló, Leelossy, R. Tóth, I. Lagzi

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Tactic motion in nature is one of the key properties of a living organism. Similar behaviour can be observed in inanimate systems at the liquid-air interface, in which a chemical entity (droplets, particles) can be self-propped and provides artificial chemotactic motion in a gradient of concentration or temperature. In these systems the global and local Marangoni flows play important role in supporting the tactic motion of the entity. In this work, we provide a short description of existing methods utilizing the Marangoni flow to support tactic motion of an entity at the liquid-air interface by passive or active ways. We also present an alternative way to simulate fluid flow (Marangoni flow) based on dissipative particle dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-organized Motion
Subtitle of host publicationPhysicochemical Design based on Nonlinear Dynamics
EditorsIstvan Lagzi, Veronique Pimienta, Nobuhiko J. Suematsu, Satoshi Nakata, Hiroyuki Kitahata
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameRSC Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Series
ISSN (Print)2041-3181
ISSN (Electronic)2041-319X


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Holló, G., Leelossy, Tóth, R., & Lagzi, I. (2019). Chapter 7: Tactic Droplets at the Liquid-Air Interface. In I. Lagzi, V. Pimienta, N. J. Suematsu, S. Nakata, & H. Kitahata (Eds.), Self-organized Motion: Physicochemical Design based on Nonlinear Dynamics (14 ed., pp. 167-181). (RSC Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Series; Vol. 2019-January, No. 14). Royal Society of Chemistry.