Corrosion due to ageing influences the performance of tubular platinum microrobots

Tijana Maric, Muhammad Zafir Mohamad Nasir, Yong Wang, Bahareh Khezri, Martin Pumera

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Abstract

Autonomous self-propelled nano and microrobots are in the forefront of materials research. The micromachines are typically prepared in batches, stored and subsequently used. We show here that the storage of platinum tubular catalytic microrobots in water causes their corrosion which results in their lower mobility and performance. This has important implications for the construction and storage of these autonomous micromotors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1322-1325
Number of pages4
JournalNanoscale
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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