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Title: Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields

Abstract

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles incorporated into elastic media offer the possibility of creating actuators driven by external fields in a multitude of environments. Here, magnetoelastic membranes are studied through a combination of continuum mechanics and molecular dynamics simulations. We show how induced magnetic interactions affect the buckling and the configuration of magnetoelastic membranes in rapidly precessing magnetic fields. The field, in competition with the bending and stretching of the membrane, transmits forces and torques that drives the membrane to expand, contract, or twist. We identify critical field values that induce spontaneous symmetry breaking as well as field regimes where multiple membrane configurations may be observed. Our insights into buckling mechanisms provide the bases to develop soft, autonomous robotic systems that can be used at micro- and macroscopic length scales.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566667
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0000989
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalysis (homogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), bio-inspired, charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Brisbois, Chase Austyn, Tasinkevych, Mykola, Vázquez-Montejo, Pablo, and Olvera de la Cruz, Monica. Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1816731116.
Brisbois, Chase Austyn, Tasinkevych, Mykola, Vázquez-Montejo, Pablo, & Olvera de la Cruz, Monica. Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1816731116.
Brisbois, Chase Austyn, Tasinkevych, Mykola, Vázquez-Montejo, Pablo, and Olvera de la Cruz, Monica. Fri . "Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1816731116.
@article{osti_1566667,
title = {Actuation of magnetoelastic membranes in precessing magnetic fields},
author = {Brisbois, Chase Austyn and Tasinkevych, Mykola and Vázquez-Montejo, Pablo and Olvera de la Cruz, Monica},
abstractNote = {Superparamagnetic nanoparticles incorporated into elastic media offer the possibility of creating actuators driven by external fields in a multitude of environments. Here, magnetoelastic membranes are studied through a combination of continuum mechanics and molecular dynamics simulations. We show how induced magnetic interactions affect the buckling and the configuration of magnetoelastic membranes in rapidly precessing magnetic fields. The field, in competition with the bending and stretching of the membrane, transmits forces and torques that drives the membrane to expand, contract, or twist. We identify critical field values that induce spontaneous symmetry breaking as well as field regimes where multiple membrane configurations may be observed. Our insights into buckling mechanisms provide the bases to develop soft, autonomous robotic systems that can be used at micro- and macroscopic length scales.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1816731116},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
issn = {0027-8424},
number = 7,
volume = 116,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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