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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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
M. P. acknowledges the support from Tier 1 (99/13) from Singapore Ministry of Education.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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