Polymer platforms for micro- and nanomotor fabrication

Soňa Hermanová, Martin Pumera

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Abstract

Artificial, self-propelled micro- and nanomotors are small devices capable of autonomous movement, which are a powerful scientific innovation for solving various medical and environmental issues. Their design is frequently inspired by complex biological structures which are composed of biopolymers and their composites. The choice of materials for nano- and micromachines is crucial for their shape, mechanism and efficiency of propulsion. In this review, we discuss the utilization and fabrication of polymers as soft components of micro- and nanomotors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7332-7342
Number of pages11
JournalNanoscale
Volume10
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 28

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© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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