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From artificial flagella to medical microbots – the start of a "phantastic voyage"

2012

MPI Year Book


There have been numerous speculations in scientific publications and the popular media about wirelessly controlled microrobots (microbots) navigating the human body. Such micro-agents could revolutionize minimally invasive medical procedures. Using physical vapor deposition we grow billions of micron-sized colloidal screw-propellers on a wafer. These chiral mesoscopic screws can be magnetized and moved through solution under computer control. The screw-propellers resemble artificial flagella and are the only ‘microbots’ to date that can be fully controlled in solution at micron length scales.

Author(s): Fischer, Peer
Year: 2012

Bibtex Type: MPI Year Book (mpi_year_book)

URL: https://www.mpg.de/4764499/Medizinische_Microbots?c=11741001

BibTex

@mpi_year_book{year_book_fischer_2011,
  title = {From artificial flagella to medical microbots – the start of a "phantastic voyage"},
  author = {Fischer, Peer},
  year = {2012},
  url = {https://www.mpg.de/4764499/Medizinische_Microbots?c=11741001}
}