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Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (M.S.)
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The goal of this thesis has been to find a means of i) designing an active square particle, and ii) continuously varying its degree of activity with the objective of understanding the effects of activity on the various phases of granular matter. The motivations, results and limitations of our methods of creating active particles are discussed in this thesis. The applicability of a stochastic model based on the Langevin equation in 2D as well as implications for future experiments are also discussed.
Olson, Christopher C., "Designing Active Granular Squares" (2016). Masters Theses. 369.