Beyond platinum: Silver-catalyst based bubble-propelled tubular micromotors

Wei Zhe Teo, Hong Wang, Martin Pumera

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There has been enormous interest in autonomous self-propelled micro-/nanomotors, especially those that relied on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide fuel to generate oxygen bubbles and usually consisted of platinum on their surface which acts as an efficient catalyst. In this study, we developed Pt-free tubular micromotors by using a less expensive silver catalyst for bubble propulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4333-4336
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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