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Dissipative non-equilibrium dynamics of self-assembled paramagnetic colloidal clusters

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We study experimentally and theoretically the dynamics of two-dimensional clusters of paramagnetic colloids under a time-varying magnetic field. These self-assembled clusters are a dissipative non-equilibrium system with shared features with aggregates of living matter. We investigate the dynamics of cluster rotation and develop a theoretical model to explain the emergence of collective viscoelastic properties. The model successfully captures the observed dependence on particle, cluster, and field characteristics, and it provides an estimate of cluster viscoelasticity. We also study the rapid cluster disassembly in response to a change in the external field. The experimentally observed disassembly dynamics are successfully described by a model, which also allows estimating the particle–substrate friction coefficient. Our study highlights physical mechanisms that may be at play in biological aggregates, where similar dynamical behaviors are observed.
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hal-04577772 , version 1 (16-05-2024)

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Mohammed Elismaili, Lydiane Bécu, Hong Xu, David Gonzalez-Rodriguez. Dissipative non-equilibrium dynamics of self-assembled paramagnetic colloidal clusters. Soft Matter, 2021, 17 (11), pp.3234-3241. ⟨10.1039/D0SM02218G⟩. ⟨hal-04577772⟩
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