Acoustic actuation of bioinspired microswimmers

Murat Kaynak, Adem Ozcelik, Amir Nourhani, Paul E. Lammert, Vincent H. Crespi, Tony Jun Huang

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Acoustic actuation of bioinspired microswimmers is experimentally demonstrated. Microswimmers are fabricated in situ in a microchannel. Upon acoustic excitation, the flagellum of the microswimmer oscillates, which in turn generates linear or rotary movement depending on the swimmer design. The speed of these bioinspired microswimmers is tuned by adjusting the voltage amplitude applied to the acoustic transducer. Simple microfabrication and remote actuation are promising for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalLab on a Chip
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 7 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering


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