Corrosion of light powered Pt/TiO2 microrobots

Tijana Maric, Muhammad Zafir Mohamad Nasir, Maja Budanovic, Osamah Alduhaish, Richard D. Webster, Martin Pumera

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Catalytic light-powered microrobots have become a major focus in the current autonomous self-propelled micromotors research. The attractiveness of such machines stems from the fact that these motors are liquid “fuel-free”, with their motion modulated by irradiation. It is assumed that as catalytic micro/nanoparticles, they can function eternally. We show here that Pt/TiO2 photo powered micromachines undergo corrosion and that they lose catalytic activity several days after deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100659
JournalApplied Materials Today
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Maric, T., Nasir, M. Z. M., Budanovic, M., Alduhaish, O., Webster, R. D., & Pumera, M. (2020). Corrosion of light powered Pt/TiO2 microrobots. Applied Materials Today, 20, [100659].