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Autonomously Moving Colloidal Objects that Resemble Living Matter
AbstractThe design of autonomously moving objects that resemble living matter is an excellent research topic that may develop into various applications of functional motion. Autonomous motion can demonstrate numerous significant characteristics such as transduction of chemical potential into work without heat, chemosensitive motion, chemotactic and phototactic motions, and pulse-like motion with periodicities responding to the chemical environment. Sustainable motion can be realized with an open system that exchanges heat and matter across its interface. Hence the autonomously moving object has a colloidal scale with a large specific area. This article reviews several examples of systems with such characteristics that have been studied, focusing on chemical systems containing amphiphilic molecules.
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Shioi, A.; Ban, T.; Morimune, Y. Autonomously Moving Colloidal Objects that Resemble Living Matter. Entropy 2010, 12, 2308-2332.View more citation formats
Shioi A, Ban T, Morimune Y. Autonomously Moving Colloidal Objects that Resemble Living Matter. Entropy. 2010; 12(11):2308-2332.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shioi, Akihisa; Ban, Takahiko; Morimune, Youichi. 2010. "Autonomously Moving Colloidal Objects that Resemble Living Matter." Entropy 12, no. 11: 2308-2332.