Visible-light controlled catalytic Cu2O-Au micromotors

Dekai Zhou, Yuguang C. Li, Pengtao Xu, Nicholas S. McCool, Longqiu Li, Wei Wang, Thomas E. Mallouk

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Visible light driven Cu2O-Au micromotors exhibit rapid on/off switching and speed control. Electrochemical measurements confirm that the light-induced movement of the Cu2O-Au micromotors involves a self-electrophoresis mechanism modulated by the photoconductivity of Cu2O. This study extends the utilization of the electromagnetic spectrum for micro/nanomotors into the visible range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 7 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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