Is this a liquid?

We report the creation of a cohesive two-dimensional chiral liquid consisting of millions of spinning colloidal magnets and study its flows. We find that dissipative viscous ‘edge-pumping’ is a key and general mechanism of chiral hydrodynamics, driving unidirectional surface waves and instabilities, with no counterpart in conventional fluids …. read more:

Workshop at UMass

The workshop will be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst from Thurs-Sat, October 26-28th 2017. The topic focuses on extracting useful action or work from systems that are driven far from equilibrium is a very exciting area of science with great potential in responsive, self-repairing, autonomous, materials. 

See the Workshop program here: