Brownian Dynamics simulations of model colloids in channel geometries and external fields

Ullrich Siems, Peter Nielaba
2018 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
We review the results of Brownian Dynamics simulations of colloidal particles in external fields confined in channels. Super-paramagnetic Brownian particles are well suited twodimensional model systems for a variety of problems on different length scales, ranging from pedestrian walking through a bottleneck to ions passing ion-channels in living cells. In such systems confinement into channels can have a great influence on the diffusion and transport properties. Especially we will discuss the
more » ... will discuss the crossover from single file diffusion in a narrow channel to the diffusion in the extended two-dimensional system. Therefore a new algorithm for computing the mean square displacement (MSD) on logarithmic time scales is presented. In a different study interacting colloidal particles were dragged over a washboard potential and are additionally confined in a two-dimensional micro-channel. In this system kink and anti-kink solitons determine the depinning process of the particles from the periodic potential. Konstanzer Online-Publikations-System (KOPS) URL:
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1012/1/012011 fatcat:u4tzirxksvgtxdtokwydautbru