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Surface polymerization induced locomotion. / Ramos-Docampo, Miguel A.; Brodszkij, Edit; Ceccato, Marcel et al.

In: Nanoscale, Vol. 13, No. 22, 06.2021, p. 10035-10043.

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Ramos-Docampo MA, Brodszkij E, Ceccato M, Foss M, Folkjær M, Lock N et al. Surface polymerization induced locomotion. Nanoscale. 2021 Jun;13(22):10035-10043. doi: 10.1039/d1nr01465j

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title = "Surface polymerization induced locomotion",
abstract = "Nano-and micromotors are self-navigating particles that gain locomotion using fuel from the environment or external power sources to outperform Brownian motion. Herein, motors that make use of surface polymerization of hydroxyethylmethylacrylate to gain locomotion are reported, synthetically mimicking microorganisms' way of propulsion. These motors have enhanced Brownian motion with effective diffusion coefficients up to ∼0.5 μm2 s-1 when mesoporous Janus particles are used. Finally, indication of swarming is observed when high numbers of motors homogenously coated with atom-transfer radical polymerization initiators are used, while high-density Janus motors lost their ability to exhibit enhanced Brownian motion. This report illustrates an alternative route to self-propelled particles, employing a polymerization process that has the potential to be applied for various purposes benefiting from the tool box of modern polymer chemistry.",
author = "Ramos-Docampo, {Miguel A.} and Edit Brodszkij and Marcel Ceccato and Morten Foss and Mads Folkj{\ae}r and Nina Lock and Brigitte St{\"a}dler",
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AU - Ramos-Docampo, Miguel A.

AU - Brodszkij, Edit

AU - Ceccato, Marcel

AU - Foss, Morten

AU - Folkjær, Mads

AU - Lock, Nina

AU - Städler, Brigitte

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N2 - Nano-and micromotors are self-navigating particles that gain locomotion using fuel from the environment or external power sources to outperform Brownian motion. Herein, motors that make use of surface polymerization of hydroxyethylmethylacrylate to gain locomotion are reported, synthetically mimicking microorganisms' way of propulsion. These motors have enhanced Brownian motion with effective diffusion coefficients up to ∼0.5 μm2 s-1 when mesoporous Janus particles are used. Finally, indication of swarming is observed when high numbers of motors homogenously coated with atom-transfer radical polymerization initiators are used, while high-density Janus motors lost their ability to exhibit enhanced Brownian motion. This report illustrates an alternative route to self-propelled particles, employing a polymerization process that has the potential to be applied for various purposes benefiting from the tool box of modern polymer chemistry.

AB - Nano-and micromotors are self-navigating particles that gain locomotion using fuel from the environment or external power sources to outperform Brownian motion. Herein, motors that make use of surface polymerization of hydroxyethylmethylacrylate to gain locomotion are reported, synthetically mimicking microorganisms' way of propulsion. These motors have enhanced Brownian motion with effective diffusion coefficients up to ∼0.5 μm2 s-1 when mesoporous Janus particles are used. Finally, indication of swarming is observed when high numbers of motors homogenously coated with atom-transfer radical polymerization initiators are used, while high-density Janus motors lost their ability to exhibit enhanced Brownian motion. This report illustrates an alternative route to self-propelled particles, employing a polymerization process that has the potential to be applied for various purposes benefiting from the tool box of modern polymer chemistry.

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