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Acoustic actuation of bioinspired microswimmers

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Acoustic actuation of bioinspired microswimmers is experimentally demonstrated. Microswimmers are fabricated in situ in a microchannel. Upon acoustic excitation, the flagellum of the microswimmer oscillates, which in turn generates linear or rotary movement depending on the swimmer design. The speed of these bioinspired microswimmers is tuned by adjusting the voltage amplitude applied to the acoustic transducer. Simple microfabrication and remote actuation are promising for biomedical applications.

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The article was received on 13 Oct 2016, accepted on 09 Dec 2016 and first published on 19 Dec 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC01272H
Citation: Lab Chip, 2017,17, 395-400
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    Acoustic actuation of bioinspired microswimmers

    M. Kaynak, A. Ozcelik, A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi and T. J. Huang, Lab Chip, 2017, 17, 395
    DOI: 10.1039/C6LC01272H

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