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Title: Dynamic self-assembly and self-organized transport of magnetic micro-swimmers

Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally and in computer simulations that magnetic microfloaters can self-organize into various functional structures while energized by an external alternating (ac) magnetic field. The structures exhibit self-propelled motion and an ability to carry a cargo along a pre-defined path. As a result, the morphology of the self-assembled swimmers is controlled by the frequency and amplitude of the magnetic field.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. New York City College of Technology, the City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY (United States)
  3. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
OSTI Identifier:
1411161
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Kokot, Gasper, Kolmakov, German V., Aranson, Igor S., and Snezhko, Alexey. Dynamic self-assembly and self-organized transport of magnetic micro-swimmers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15193-z.
Kokot, Gasper, Kolmakov, German V., Aranson, Igor S., & Snezhko, Alexey. Dynamic self-assembly and self-organized transport of magnetic micro-swimmers. United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15193-z.
Kokot, Gasper, Kolmakov, German V., Aranson, Igor S., and Snezhko, Alexey. Tue . "Dynamic self-assembly and self-organized transport of magnetic micro-swimmers". United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15193-z. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1411161.
@article{osti_1411161,
title = {Dynamic self-assembly and self-organized transport of magnetic micro-swimmers},
author = {Kokot, Gasper and Kolmakov, German V. and Aranson, Igor S. and Snezhko, Alexey},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate experimentally and in computer simulations that magnetic microfloaters can self-organize into various functional structures while energized by an external alternating (ac) magnetic field. The structures exhibit self-propelled motion and an ability to carry a cargo along a pre-defined path. As a result, the morphology of the self-assembled swimmers is controlled by the frequency and amplitude of the magnetic field.},
doi = {10.1038/s41598-017-15193-z},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = 1,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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