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Magnetically actuated propulsion at low Reynolds numbers: towards nanoscale control

Fischer, Peer and Ghosh, Ambarish (2011) Magnetically actuated propulsion at low Reynolds numbers: towards nanoscale control. In: Nanoscale, 3 (2). pp. 557-563.

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Significant progress has been made in the fabrication of micron and sub-micron structures whose motion can be controlled in liquids under ambient conditions. The aim of many of these engineering endeavors is to be able to build and propel an artificial micro-structure that rivals the versatility of biological swimmers of similar size, e. g. motile bacterial cells. Applications for such artificial ``micro-bots'' are envisioned to range from microrheology to targeted drug delivery and microsurgery, and require full motion-control under ambient conditions. In this Mini-Review we discuss the construction, actuation, and operation of several devices that have recently been reported, especially systems that can be controlled by and propelled with homogenous magnetic fields. We describe the fabrication and associated experimental challenges and discuss potential applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nanoscale
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 07:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35992

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