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Efficient bubble propulsion of polymer-based microengines in real-life environments

Gao, Wei and Sattayasamitsathit, Sirilak and Orozco, Jahir and Wang, Joseph (2013) Efficient bubble propulsion of polymer-based microengines in real-life environments. Nanoscale, 5 (19). pp. 8909-8914. ISSN 2040-3364. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180123-113900495

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Abstract

Template-electrodeposited polymer/Pt microtube engines display efficient propulsion in a wide range of real-life samples ranging from seawater to human serum. Remarkably high speeds are observed in fuel-enhanced raw serum, apple juice, seawater, lake and river water samples. Our results indicate that polymer-based microengines hold considerable promise for diverse practical applications and that real samples exert different effects upon propulsion of different bubble-propelled microtube engines.


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Additional Information:© Royal Society of Chemistry 2013. Received 25th June 2013 , Accepted 23rd July 2013. First published on 30th July 2013. This project received support from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency-Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (Grant no. HDTRA1-13-1-0002). W.G. is a HHMI International Student Research fellow.
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