Self-propelled two dimensional polymer multilayer plate micromotors

Meiyu Gai, Johannes Frueh, Narisu Hu, Tieyan Si, Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Qiang He

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This communication sheds light on the production method and motion patterns of autonomous moving bubble propelled two dimensional micro-plate motors. The plate motors are produced by the well-known layer-by-layer self-assembly process in combination with micro-contact printing. The motion analysis covers instances of oscillating bubble development on one or more nucleation sites, which influence the motion speed and direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3397-3401
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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