A Viscosity-Based Model for Bubble-Propelled Catalytic Micromotors
AbstractMicromotors have shown significant potential for diverse future applications. However, a poor understanding of the propelling mechanism hampers its further applications. In this study, an accurate mechanical model of the micromotor has been proposed by considering the geometric asymmetry and fluid viscosity based on hydrodynamic principles. The results obtained from the proposed model are in a good agreement with the experimental results. The effects of the semi-cone angle on the micromotor are re-analyzed. Furthermore, other geometric parameters, like the length-radius aspect ratio, exert great impact on the velocity. It is also observed that micromotors travel much slower in highly viscous solutions and, hence, viscosity plays an important role. View Full-Text
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Wang, Z.; Chi, Q.; Liu, L.; Liu, Q.; Bai, T.; Wang, Q. A Viscosity-Based Model for Bubble-Propelled Catalytic Micromotors. Micromachines 2017, 8, 198.
Wang Z, Chi Q, Liu L, Liu Q, Bai T, Wang Q. A Viscosity-Based Model for Bubble-Propelled Catalytic Micromotors. Micromachines. 2017; 8(7):198.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Zhen; Chi, Qingjia; Liu, Lisheng; Liu, Qiwen; Bai, Tao; Wang, Qiang. 2017. "A Viscosity-Based Model for Bubble-Propelled Catalytic Micromotors." Micromachines 8, no. 7: 198.