Hauptseminar Active Matter SS 2015/Gradient-Based Microswimmers (E)

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Gradient-Based Microswimmers (E)
Divya Virmani
Clemens Bechinger


In this topic an overview is given of the development of gradient-based artificial microswimmers. The first steps in this direction were taken by the group of Prof. G. Whitesides, who created microscopic self-propelled rafts. These primitive ideas were built upon by the group of A. Sen and T.E. Mallouk who created self-electrophoretic nanorods. Both of these will be discussed in detail and an overview of other developments in this field will be provided.


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