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A tale of two forces: simultaneous chemical and acoustic propulsion of bimetallic micromotors

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Bimetallic gold–ruthenium microrods are propelled in opposite directions in water by ultrasound and by catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. This property was used to effect reversible swarming, to stall and reverse autonomous axial propulsion, and to study the chemically powered movement of acoustically levitated microrods.

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The article was received on 16 Nov 2014, accepted on 26 Nov 2014 and first published on 26 Nov 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09149C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 1020-1023
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    A tale of two forces: simultaneous chemical and acoustic propulsion of bimetallic micromotors

    W. Wang, W. Duan, Z. Zhang, M. Sun, A. Sen and T. E. Mallouk, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 1020
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09149C

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