Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 41, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Surface roughness-induced speed increase for active Janus micromotors

Author affiliations

Abstract

We demonstrate a simple physical fabrication method to control surface roughness of Janus micromotors and fabricate self-propelled active Janus microparticles with rough catalytic platinum surfaces that show a four-fold increase in their propulsion speed compared to conventional Janus particles coated with a smooth Pt layer.

Graphical abstract: Surface roughness-induced speed increase for active Janus micromotors

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
23 Feb 2015
Accepted
14 Apr 2015
First published
16 Apr 2015

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 8660-8663
Article type
Communication
Author version available

Surface roughness-induced speed increase for active Janus micromotors

U. Choudhury, L. Soler, J. G. Gibbs, S. Sanchez and P. Fischer, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8660
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01607J

This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. Material from this article can be used in other publications provided that the correct acknowledgement is given with the reproduced material and it is not used for commercial purposes.

Reproduced material should be attributed as follows:

  • For reproduction of material from NJC:
    [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the RSC.
  • For reproduction of material from PCCP:
    [Original citation] - Published by the PCCP Owner Societies.
  • For reproduction of material from PPS:
    [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology, the European Photochemistry Association, and RSC.
  • For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals:
    [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Information about reproducing material from RSC articles with different licences is available on our Permission Requests page.


Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements