Contact: Dr. Peter Virnau
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
Caption: Snapshots from a molecular dynamics simulation with 547 colloids and 1,781 polymers in an elongated simulation box. The upper image shows an equilibrium configuration of the passive system which did not phase-separate. The lower image is the corresponding active system in its steady state which is clearly phase-separated. In both pictures, colloids are shown in yellow and polymers in black.
Credit: ill./©: Peter Virnau, JGU
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