Controllable Swarming and Assembly of Micro/Nanomachines
AbstractMotion is a common phenomenon in biological processes. Major advances have been made in designing various self-propelled micromachines that harvest different types of energies into mechanical movement to achieve biomedicine and biological applications. Inspired by fascinating self-organization motion of natural creatures, the swarming or assembly of synthetic micro/nanomachines (often referred to micro/nanoswimmers, micro/nanorobots, micro/nanomachines, or micro/nanomotors), are able to mimic these amazing natural systems to help humanity accomplishing complex biological tasks. This review described the fuel induced methods (enzyme, hydrogen peroxide, hydrazine, et al.) and fuel-free induced approaches (electric, ultrasound, light, and magnetic) that led to control the assembly and swarming of synthetic micro/nanomachines. Such behavior is of fundamental importance in improving our understanding of self-assembly processes that are occurring on molecular to macroscopic length scales. View Full-Text
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Liu, C.; Xu, T.; Xu, L.-P.; Zhang, X. Controllable Swarming and Assembly of Micro/Nanomachines. Micromachines 2018, 9, 10.
Liu C, Xu T, Xu L-P, Zhang X. Controllable Swarming and Assembly of Micro/Nanomachines. Micromachines. 2018; 9(1):10.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Conghui; Xu, Tailin; Xu, Li-Ping; Zhang, Xueji. 2018. "Controllable Swarming and Assembly of Micro/Nanomachines." Micromachines 9, no. 1: 10.
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