Clustering and anisotropic correlated percolation in polar flocks

Nikos Kyriakopoulos*, Hugues Chate, Francesco Ginelli

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We study clustering and percolation phenomena in the Vicsek model, taken here in its capacity of prototypical model for dry aligning active matter. Our results show that the order-disorder transition is not related in any way to a percolation transition, contrary to some earlier claims. We study geometric percolation in each of the phases at play, but we mostly focus on the ordered Toner-Tu phase, where we find that the long-range correlations of density fluctuations give rise to an anisotropic percolation transition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022606
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



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