Regular Article - Soft Matter
Fast dynamics and emergent topological defects in long-range interacting particle systems
School of Physics and Astronomy, and Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 200240, Shanghai, China
Accepted: 21 June 2021
Published online: 3 July 2021
Long-range interacting systems exhibit unusual physical properties not shared by systems with short-range interactions. Understanding the dynamical and statistical effects of long-range interactions yields insights into a host of physical systems in nature and industry. In this work, we investigate the classical microscopic dynamics of screened Coulomb interacting particles confined in the disk, and reveal the featured dynamics and emergent statistical regularities created by the long-range interaction. We highlight the long-range interaction driven fast single-particle and collective dynamics, and the emergent topological defect structure. This work suggests the rich physics arising from the interplay of long-range interaction, topology and dynamics.
Key words: Long-range interacting system / Classical dynamics / Topological defect
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