Publication
Title
Using self-driven microswimmers for particle separation
Author
Abstract
Microscopic self-propelled swimmers capable of autonomous navigation through complex environments provide appealing opportunities for localization, pick-up and delivery of micro and nanoscopic objects. Inspired by motile cells and bacteria, man-made microswimmers have been fabricated, and their motion in patterned surroundings has been experimentally studied. We propose to use self-driven artificial microswimmers for the separation of binary mixtures of colloids. We revealed different regimes of separation, including one with a velocity inversion. Our findings could be of use for various biological and medical applications.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Soft matter. - Cambridge
Publication
Cambridge : 2012
ISSN
1744-683X
Volume/pages
8:19(2012), p. 5175-5179
ISI
000303208700009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 05.06.2012
Last edited 28.07.2017
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