Publications and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 11-7-2017

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. The morphology of the self-assembled swimmers is controlled by the frequency and amplitude of the magnetic field.

Comments

This article was originally published in Scientific Reports, available at doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15193-z.

The article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

 
 

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