Corrosion due to ageing influences the performance of tubular platinum microrobots
Muhammad Zafir Mohamad Nasir
Date of Issue2018
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Autonomous self-propelled nano and microrobots are in the forefront of materials research. The micromachines are typically prepared in batches, stored and subsequently used. We show here that the storage of platinum tubular catalytic microrobots in water causes their corrosion which results in their lower mobility and performance. This has important implications for the construction and storage of these autonomous micromotors.
© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Nanoscale and is made available with permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.