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Micromotors with built-in compasses

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We demonstrate here that iron containing rolled-up microtubular engines can be magnetized and act as compass needles – they sense the direction of an external magnetic field from afar and align the directionalities of their movements according to the external field, in a similar fashion to magnetotactic bacteria.

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Submitted
04 Aug 2012
Accepted
22 Aug 2012
First published
06 Sep 2012

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 10090-10092
Article type
Communication

Micromotors with built-in compasses

G. Zhao, S. Sanchez, O. G. Schmidt and M. Pumera, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 10090
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35671F

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