Physicists at FAU demonstrate demixing behaviour of rotating particles

Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf have demonstrated that demixing occurs in systems made up of macroscopic particles rotating in opposite directions and that particles turning in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction form homogeneous groups. The researchers used miniature robots manufactured using 3D printing methods for their experiment. The results have now been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications (* doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03154-7). (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)