Michael Schindler

Michael Schindler
French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS · Institut de physique (INP)

About

32
Publications
2,386
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
839
Citations
Citations since 2016
1 Research Item
334 Citations
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060

Publications

Publications (32)
Article
Full-text available
We experimentally and numerically study the dynamics of a mono-disperse packing of self-propelled hard disks inside a hexagonal arena. The packings are dense, with area fractions close to the maximal geometrically allowed value $\phi_{hcp}$ in two dimension. Frustration of the hexagonal order, obtained by removing a few particles, leads to the form...
Article
Full-text available
We propose a conservative two-dimensional particle model in which particles carry a continuous and classical spin. The model includes standard ferromagnetic interactions between spins of two different particles, and a nonstandard coupling between spin and velocity of the same particle inspired by the coupling observed in self-propelled hard discs....
Article
We study the spatially homogeneous phases of polar active particles in the low density limit, and specifically the transition from the isotropic phase to collective polar motion. We show that the fundamental quantity of interest for the stability of the isotropic phase is the forward component of the momentum change induced by binary scattering eve...
Article
Full-text available
Colloidal systems observed in video microscopy are often analysed using the displacements correlation matrix of particle positions. In non-thermal systems, the inverse of this matrix can be interpreted as a pair-interaction potential between particles. If the system is thermally agitated, however, only an effective interaction is accessible from th...
Article
Full-text available
We develop a cavity-based method which allows to extract thermodynamic properties from position information in hard-sphere/disk systems. So far, there are available-volume and free-volume methods. We add a third one, which we call available volume after take-out, and which is shown to be mathematically equivalent to the others. In applications, whe...
Article
Full-text available
We show that low density homogeneous phases of self propelled hard disks exhibit a transition from isotropic to polar collective motion, albeit of a qualitatively distinct class from the Vicsek one. In the absence of noise, an abrupt discontinuous transition takes place between the isotropic phase and a fully polar absorbing state. Increasing the n...
Article
We study the properties of correlation matrices widely used in the characterisation of vibrational modes in colloidal materials. We show that the eigenvectors in the middle of the spectrum are strongly mixed, but that at both the top and the bottom of the spectrum it is possible to extract a good approximation to the true eigenmodes of an elastic s...
Article
Full-text available
We study the spatially homogeneous phases of polar active particles in the low density limit, and specifically the transition from the isotropic to the polar phase. We identify the forward component of the change of momentum induced by collisions as a fundamental quantity of interest. We propose an ansatz for the angular distribution of velocities...
Article
Full-text available
The vibrational modes of pristine and polycrystalline monolayer colloidal crystals composed of thermosensitive microgel particles are measured using video microscopy and covariance matrix analysis. At low frequencies, the Debye relation for two-dimensional harmonic crystals is observed in both crystal types; at higher frequencies, evidence for van...
Article
Full-text available
Studies by video microscopy on fluctuating colloids measure the real-space cross-correlations in particle motion. This set of correlations is then treated as a matrix, in order to study the spectrum and mode structure. We show that in general the modes are modified by the truncation of the full real-space correlations. We perform a theoretical anal...
Article
Full-text available
We consider the theory of fluctuations of a colloidal solid observed in a confocal slice. For a cubic crystal we study the evolution of the projected elastic properties as a function of the anisotropy of the crystal using numerical methods based on the fast Fourier transform. In certain situations of high symmetry we find exact analytic results for...
Article
Full-text available
Recent confocal experiments on colloidal solids motivate a fuller study of the projection of three-dimensional fluctuations onto a two-dimensional confocal slice. We show that the effective theory of a projected crystal displays several exceptional features, such as non-standard exponents in the dispersion relations. We provide analytic expressions...
Article
Full-text available
Organized structures produced by dynamic self-assembly are often observed in animal groups. Static self-assembly, however, has to date only been observed at the cellular and sub-cellular levels. The aim of this study was to analyse organized structures in immobile whirligig beetle groups on the water surface. We used theoretical and computational a...
Article
Recent confocal experiments on colloidal solids, as well as jammed and disordered materials, motivate a fuller study of the projection of three-dimensional fluctuations onto a two-dimensional confocal slice. We show that the effective theory of a projected crystal displays several exceptional features, and we give analytic expressions relating thre...
Presentation
Numerous microfluidic experiments have revealed non-trivial traffic dynamics when droplets flow through a channel including a single loop. A complex encoding of the time intervals between the droplets is achieved by the binary choices they make as they enter the loop. Very surprisingly, another set of experiments has demonstrated that the addition...
Article
Full-text available
The correlations of the fluctuating stress tensor are calculated in an equilibrium molecular-dynamics simulation of a Lennard--Jones liquid. We define a coarse-grained local stress tensor which can be calculated numerically and which allows for the first time to determine the stress correlation function both in time and in space. Our findings corro...
Article
Full-text available
We investigate theoretically the onset of capillary-gravity waves created by a small object moving at the water-air interface. It is well established that, for straight uniform motion, no steady waves appear at velocities below the minimum phase velocity c(min)=23 cm/s. At higher velocities, the emission of capillary-gravity waves creates an additi...
Article
Full-text available
We present a theoretical model for the evolution of mixture concentrations in a micro-pervaporation device, similar to those recently presented experimentally. The described device makes use of the pervaporation of water through a thin PDMS membrane to build up a solute concentration profile inside a long microfluidic channel. We simplify the evolu...
Article
Full-text available
The overall traffic of droplets in a network of microfluidic channels is strongly influenced by the liquid properties of the moving droplets. In particular, the effective hydrodynamic resistance of individual droplets plays a key role in their global behavior. Here we propose two simple and low-cost experimental methods for measuring this parameter...
Article
Full-text available
We propose a simple model to analyze the traffic of droplets in microfluidic "dual networks." Such functional networks which consist of two types of channels, namely, those accessible or forbidden to droplets, often display a complex behavior characteristic of dynamical systems. By focusing on three recently proposed configurations, we offer an exp...
Article
The accumulation of small particles is analyzed in stationary flows through channels of variable width at small Reynolds number. The combined influence of pressure, viscous drag and thermal fluctuations is described by means of a Fokker–Planck equation for the particle density. It is shown that for extended spherical particles the shape of the flui...
Article
Statistical properties of neuron firing are studied in the framework of a nonlinear leaky integrate-and-fire model that is driven by a slow periodic subthreshold signal. The firing events are characterized by first passage time densities. The experimentally better accessible interspike interval density generally depends on the sojourn times in a re...
Article
Zugl.: Augsburg, Univ., Diss., 2006
Article
Full-text available
Molecules that only differ by their chirality, so-called enantiomers, often possess different properties with respect to their biological function. Therefore, the separation of enantiomers presents a prominent challenge in molecular biology and has long been a main pursuit of organic chemistry. We suggest a new separation technique for chiral molec...
Article
Full-text available
A finite-element algorithm for computing free-surface flows driven by arbitrary body forces is presented. The algorithm is primarily designed for the microfluidic parameter range where (i) the Reynolds number is small and (ii) force-driven pressure and flow fields compete with the surface tension for the shape of a stationary free surface. The free...
Article
We present an approximate analytical expression for escape rates of time-dependent driven stochastic processes with an absorbing boundary such as the driven leaky integrate-and-fire model for neural spiking. The novel approximation is based on a discrete state Markovian modeling of the full long-time dynamics with time-dependent rates. It is valid...
Article
Full-text available
The flow profile in a capillary gap and the pumping efficiency of an acoustic micropump employing surface acoustic waves is investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Ultrasonic surface waves on a piezoelectric substrate strongly couple to a thin liquid layer and generate a quadrupolar streaming pattern within the fluid. We use fluorescenc...
Article
Full-text available
The statistics of transitions between the metastable states of a periodically driven bistable Brownian oscillator are investigated on the basis of a two-state description by means of a master equation with time-dependent rates. The results are compared with extensive numerical simulations of the Langevin equation for a sinusoidal driving force. Ver...
Article
Full-text available
Analytical expressions are put forward to investigate the forced spiking activity of abstract neuron models such as the driven leaky integrate-and-fire model. The method is valid in a wide parameter regime beyond the restraining limits of weak driving (linear response) and/or weak noise. The novel approximation is based on a discrete state Markovia...
Article
The stochastic integrate-and-fire model presents a simple description of the spiking behavior of neurons.In this model a neuron ``fires'' if an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process crosses a prescribed threshold. After the firing the process is assumed to be in a refractory state, and from there it is put back into its initial, active state.This process can...
Article
Full-text available
Analytical expressions are put forward to investigate the forced spiking activity of abstract neuron models such as the driven leaky integrate-and-fire (LIF) model. The method is valid in a wide parameter regime beyond the restraining limits of weak driving (linear response) and/or weak noise. The novel approximation is based on a discrete state Ma...

Network

Cited By

Projects