Dynamic self-assembly and self-organized transport of magnetic micro-swimmers

Gašper Kokot, German V. Kolmakov, Igor S. Aranson, Alexey Snezhko

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We demonstrate experimentally and in computer simulations that magnetic microfloaters can self-organize into various functional structures while energized by an external alternating (ac) magnetic field. The structures exhibit self-propelled motion and an ability to carry a cargo along a pre-defined path. The morphology of the self-assembled swimmers is controlled by the frequency and amplitude of the magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14726
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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