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Competition between drift and topological transport of colloidal particles in twisted magnetic patterns

Title data

Stuhlmüller, Nico C. X. ; Fischer, Thomas ; de las Heras, Daniel:
Competition between drift and topological transport of colloidal particles in twisted magnetic patterns.
In: New Journal of Physics. Vol. 26 (2024) . - 023056.
ISSN 1367-2630
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ad2a81

Project information

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Abstract in another language

We simulate the motion of paramagnetic particles between two magnetic patterns with hexagonal symmetry that are twisted at a magic angle. The resulting Morié pattern develops flat channels in the magnetic potential along which colloidal particles can be transported via a drift force of magnitude larger than a critical value. Colloidal transport is also possible via modulation loops of a uniform external field with time varying orientation, in which case the transport is topologically protected. Drift and topological transport compete or cooperate giving rise to several transport modes. Cooperation makes it possible to move particles at drift forces weaker than the critical force. At supercritical drift forces the competition between the transport modes results e.g. in an increase of the average speed of the particles in integer steps and in the occurrence of subharmonic responses. We characterize the system with a dynamical phase diagram of the average particle speed as a function of the direction of the topological transport and the magnitude of the drift force.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics > Professor Experimental Physics X > Professor Experimental Physics X - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Fischer
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 530 Physics
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2024 12:39
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 12:39
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/88748