Collective motion of self-propelled particles

Kinetic phase transition in one dimension

A. Czirók, Albert László Barabási, T. Vicsek

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Abstract

We demonstrate that a system of self-propelled particles exhibits spontaneous symmetry breaking and self-organization in one dimension, in contrast with previous analytical predictions. To explain this surprising result we derive a new continuum theory that can account for the development of the symmetry broken state and belongs to the same universality class as the discrete self-propelled particle model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume82
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Collective motion of self-propelled particles : Kinetic phase transition in one dimension. / Czirók, A.; Barabási, Albert László; Vicsek, T.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 82, No. 1, 1999, p. 209-212.

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