Interesting article that discusses a newly found swirlonic state. Here’s a few snips from the article.
“In this swirlonic state, the particles displayed bizarre behavior. For example, they violated Newton’s second law: When a force was applied to them, they did not accelerate.”
“Ultimately the goal is to create self-assembling materials out of active matter, Brilliantov said, which makes it important to understand the phases of this kind of matter.”