Simulating three dimensional self-assembly of shape modified particles using magnetic dipolar forces

Laurens Alink, G.H. (Mathijs) Marsman, L.A. Woldering, Leon Abelmann

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    The feasibility of 3D self-assembly of milli-magnetic particles that interact via magnetic dipolar forces is investigated. Typically magnetic particles, such as isotropic spheres, self-organize in stable 2D configurations. By modifying the shape of the particles, 3D self-assembly may be enabled. The design of the particles and the experimental setup are presented. The magnetic configurations of simple particle arrangements are obtained via energy minimization in simulations. The simulations show that a 3D configuration can become energetically favourable over 2D configurations, if the shape of the particle is modified.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Micromechanics and Microsystems Technology Europe Workshop
    Place of PublicationNorway
    PublisherVestfold 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-285017
    • Anisotropic particles
    • Magnetism
    • 3D self-assembly
    • EWI-21309
    • Energy minimization
    • dipolar forces
    • TST-Self Assembly
    • TST-SMI: Formerly in EWI-SMI
    • IR-79399

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