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Visible light-driven, magnetically steerable gold/iron oxide nanomotors

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Abstract

We report the synthesis and properties of rod-shaped gold/iron oxide nanomotors that are powered by visible light in dilute hydrogen peroxide solutions. Electrochemical measurements confirmed that the light-driven nanomotors operate by a self-electrophoretic mechanism, modulated by the photovoltage and the photoconductivity of gold/iron oxide. Due to the magnetism of iron oxide, the nanomotors can be steered by an external magnetic field without incorporating additional magnetic materials into the nanomotors.

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The article was received on 14 Aug 2017, accepted on 02 Oct 2017 and first published on 02 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06327J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 11465-11468
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    Visible light-driven, magnetically steerable gold/iron oxide nanomotors

    D. Zhou, L. Ren, Y. C. Li, P. Xu, Y. Gao, G. Zhang, W. Wang, T. E. Mallouk and L. Li, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 11465
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06327J

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