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A hybrid camphor–camphene wax material for studies on self-propelled motion

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Abstract

A new material that combines the self-propelling properties of camphor with the malleability of camphene is reported. It has wax-like mechanical properties at room temperature and can be formed into required shapes. The speed of the self-propelled objects and the trajectory depend on the shape and camphor–camphene weight ratio.

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The article was received on 26 Aug 2019, accepted on 17 Oct 2019 and first published on 08 Nov 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04722K
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article
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    A hybrid camphor–camphene wax material for studies on self-propelled motion

    R. J. G. Löffler, M. M. Hanczyc and J. Gorecki, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04722K

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