skip to main content

DOE PAGESDOE PAGES

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

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:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
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
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1411161

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., 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. 2017. "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 = {2017},
month = {11}
}

Works referenced in this record:

Anisotropy of building blocks and their assembly into complex structures
journal, August 2007
  • Glotzer, Sharon C.; Solomon, Michael J.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 6, Issue 8, p. 557-562
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat1949