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Issue 42, 2018
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A fast and powerful swimming microrobot with a serrated tail enhanced propulsion interface

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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a swimming microrobot with a serrated tail in the propulsion region to enhance reaction interfaces. A 3D printed tail with multiple catalytic channels and nanointerfaces could reinforce the microrobot, allowing it to reach swimming speeds of ∼1 mm s−1 and enabling it to transport objects with a weight 6500 times that of itself. This research represents a new concept in swimming microrobot design and is expected to benefit a wide range of engineering fields.

Graphical abstract: A fast and powerful swimming microrobot with a serrated tail enhanced propulsion interface

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Submitted
16 Jun 2018
Accepted
23 Aug 2018
First published
28 Aug 2018

Nanoscale, 2018,10, 19673-19677
Article type
Communication

A fast and powerful swimming microrobot with a serrated tail enhanced propulsion interface

D. Li, Y. Liu, Y. Yang and Y. Shen, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 19673
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR04907F

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