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Phototactic micromotor based on platinum nanoparticle decorated carbon nitride

Abstract

In this paper, we report a unique phototactic (both positive and negative) micromotor based on platinum nanoparticle decorated carbon nitride. The phototaxis relies on the self-diffusiophoretic mechanism and different surface modification. The micromotor reported in the current study does not require the addition of any external fuels and shows versatile motion behaviour, i.e. start, stop, directional and programmable motion, which are controlled by light. In addition, since the actuation of the precipitated micromotors at the bottom of a solution using light results in the opacity changes (from transparent to translucent), we anticipate the current micromotor may have potential application in the field of smart window.

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2017, accepted on 01 Nov 2017 and first published on 02 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05896A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Phototactic micromotor based on platinum nanoparticle decorated carbon nitride

    Z. Ye, Y. Sun, H. Zhang, B. Song and B. Dong, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05896A

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