Jonathan Posner gave an invited talk and Jeff Moran presented a poster at the microfluidics GRC in Waterville Valley, NH. They both presented work on electrokinetic locomotion of catalytic nanomotors.
Congrats to Philip Wheat and his family. Philip successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Collective behavior of swimming bimetallic motors in chemical concentration gradients.”
Abstract: Mitchell originally proposed that an asymmetric ion flux across an organism’s membrane could generate electric fields that drive locomotion. Although this locomotion mechanism was later rejected for some species of bacteria, engineered Janus particles have been realized that can swim due to ion fluxes generated by asymmetric electrochemical reactions. Here we present governing equations,… Read more »