Micromotors with built-in compasses
Schmidt, Oliver G.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We demonstrate here that iron containing rolled-up microtubular engines can be magnetized and act as compass needles – they sense the direction of an external magnetic field from afar and align the directionalities of their movements according to the external field, in a similar fashion to magnetotactic bacteria.
© 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.