Image-based magnetic control of self-propelling catalytic micro motors

Jeroen de Vries, J. Keuning, L. Zondervan, Sarthak Misra, Leon Abelmann

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    This paper describes our work to magnetically steer self-propelled devices whichmove by catalysis of hydrogen peroxide. We demonstrate manipulation of paramagnetic particles with a diameter of 100μm to a given setpoint by means of magnetic field gradients, as well as self-propelled movement of gold-platinum rods. We discuss how to reach magnetic torque control of catalytic micro motors.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Micromechanics and Microsystems Technology Europe Workshop
    Place of PublicationNorway
    PublisherDepartment of micro and nano systems technology, Vestfold University College
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-82-7860-224-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event22nd Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop, MME 2011 - Tønsberg, Norway
    Duration: 19 Jun 201122 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 22

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    PublisherVestfold University College, Department of Micro and Nano Systems Technology


    Conference22nd Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop, MME 2011
    Abbreviated titleMME


    • METIS-285012
    • IR-79395
    • Gold/platinum
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • EWI-21298
    • micro motors
    • TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory
    • TST-SMI: Formerly in EWI-SMI
    • self-propelling

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