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Autonomous movement and self-assembly

Ismagilov, Rustem F. and Schwartz, Alexander and Bowden, Ned and Whitesides, George M. (2002) Autonomous movement and self-assembly. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 41 (4). pp. 652-654. ISSN 1433-7851.

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The artificial millimeter-scale “autonomous movers” glide across the surface of a liquid without an external power source. This system is based on a combination of two processes: Motion of individual objects powered by the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, and relative motion (self-assembly) caused by capillary interactions at the fluid/air interface. The picture shows the rotational/translational motion of a single object; the motion of a pair of these object depends on their chirality.

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Additional Information:© 2002 WILEY-VCH. Issue published online: 14 FEB 2002. Article first published online: 14 FEB 2002. Manuscript Received: 22 NOV 2001 . This work was supported by DoE under grant 00ER45852. The salary of R.F.I. was provided by the DARPA and NSF under grant NSF ECS-9729405; the salary of A.S. was provided by the NSF under grant NSF CHE-9901358.
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Subject Keywords:microfluidic systems; molecular motors; polymer gels; motion; complexity; patterns; water; atp
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