Self-propelled Micromotors based on Polymer Multilayer and Liposome Disintegration

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Artificial micromotors are microscale devices that can perform mechanical motion when exposed to different power sources, such as chemical fuels. Micromotors can be functionalized to modify their chemical and physical properties and to exhibit a wide range of applications in different fields, ranging from biomedicine to environmental remediation. Autonomous mobility is a highly desired property to possess and control in colloidal systems, however, some challenges such as the necessity of harmful fuels in high concentrations, the generation of toxic byproducts and performing at insufficient speeds or operational lifetimes, are hampering their development. This thesis presents the novel development of biocompatible surface-reactive micromotors that successfully demonstrate selfpropulsion under controlled conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages170
Publication statusSubmitted - 30 Apr 2020

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