Document Type

Article

Date

7-23-2011

Embargo Period

10-18-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, soft condensed matter, cell behavior

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We study numerically the phases and dynamics of a dense collection of self-propelled particles with soft repulsive interactions in two dimensions. The model is motivated by recent in vitro experiments on confluent monolayers of migratory epithelial and endothelial cells. The phase diagram exhibits a liquid phase with giant number fluctuations at low packing fraction and high self-propulsion speed and a jammed phase at high packing fraction and low self-propulsion speed. The dynamics of the jammed phase is controlled by the low frequency modes of the jammed packing.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, there is more information at http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.4072

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