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Self-Propelled Micromotors for Cleaning Polluted Watter

Soler, L., Magdanz, V., Fomin, V. M., Sanchez, S., Schmidt, O. G.

ACS Nano, 11, pages: 9611-9620, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2013 (article)

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We describe the use of catalytically self-propelled microjets (dubbed micromotors) for degrading organic pollutants in water via the Fenton oxidation process. The tubular micromotors are composed of rolled-up functional nanomembranes consisting of Fe/Pt bilayers. The micromotors contain double functionality within their architecture, i.e., the inner Pt for the self-propulsion and the outer Fe for the in situ generation of ferrous ions boosting the remediation of contaminated water.The degradation of organic pollutants takes place in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, which acts as a reagent for the Fenton reaction and as main fuel to propel the micromotors. Factors influencing the efficiency of the Fenton oxidation process, including thickness of the Fe layer, pH, and concentration of hydrogen peroxide, are investigated. The ability of these catalytically self-propelled micromotors to improve intermixing in liquids results in the removal of organic pollutants ca. 12 times faster than when the Fenton oxidation process is carried out without catalytically active micromotors. The enhanced reaction\textendashdiffusion provided by micromotors has been theoretically modeled. The synergy between the internal and external functionalities of the micromotors, without the need of further functionalization, results into an enhanced degradation of nonbiodegradable and dangerous organic pollutants at small-scale environments and holds considerable promise for the remediation of contaminated water.

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Stability of thin liquid films and sessile droplets under confinement

Dörfler, F., Rauscher, M., Dietrich, S.

Physical Review E, 88(1), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Nonequilibrium interfaces in colloidal fluids

Bier, M., Arnold, D.

Physical Review E, 88(6), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Colloidal particles at fluid interfaces: Effective interactions, dynamics and a gravitation\textendashlike instability

Bleibel, J., Dom\’\inguez, A., Oettel, M.

The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 222(11):3071-3087, 2013 (article)

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Anomalous transport in the crowded world of biological cells

Höfling, Felix, Franosch, Thomas

Reports on Progress in Physics, 76(4), IOP Pub., London, 2013, author: Höfling, Felix (article)

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Flow pattern in the vicinity of self-propelling hot Janus particles

Bickel, T., Majee, A., Würger, A.

Physical Review E, 88(1), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Nonequilibrium Critical Casimir Effect in Binary Fluids

Furukawa, A., Gambassi, A., Dietrich, S., Tanaka, H.

Physical Review Letters, 111(5), American Physical Society, Woodbury, N.Y., 2013 (article)

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Many-body effects for critical Casimir forces

Gomes de Mattos, T., Harnau, L., Dietrich, S.

The Journal of Chemical Physics, 138(7), 2013 (article)

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Propulsion Mechanism of Catalytic Microjet Engines

Magdanz, V., Fomin, V. M., Soler, L., Sanchez, S., Schmidt, O. G., Hippler, M.

IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, pages: 40-48, IEEE, New York, NY, 2013 (article)

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Impedance spectroscopy of ions at liquid-liquid interfaces

Bier, M., Reindl, A.

Physical Review E, 88(5), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Precursors of order in aggregates of patchy particles

Vasilyev, O., Klumov, B. A., Tkachenko, A. V.

Physical Review E, 88(1), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Two-temperature Langevin dynamics in a parabolic potential

Dotsenko, V., Maciolek, Anna, Vasilyev, O., Oshanin, G.

Physical Review E, 87(6), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Critical Casimir forces between homogeneous and chemically striped surfaces

Parisen Toldin, F., Tröndle, M., Dietrich, S.

Physical Review E, 88, American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Comparison between theory and simulations for the magnetization and the susceptibility of polydisperse ferrofluids

Szalai, I., Nagy, S., Dietrich, S.

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25(46), IOP Pub., Bristol, UK, 2013 (article)

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Thermal activation of catalytic microjets in blood samples using microfluidic chips.

Soler, L., Mart\’\inez-Cisneros, C., Swiersy, A., Sanchez, S., Schmidt, O. G.

Lab on a Chip, 13, pages: 4299-4303, 2013 (article)

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Nematic liquid crystal boojums with handles on colloidal handlebodies

Liu, Q. K., Senyuk, B., Tasinkevych, M., Smalyukh, I. I.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(23):9231-9236, National Academy of Sciences, 2013 (article)

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Critical Casimir torques and forces acting on needles in two spatial dimensions

Vasilyev, Oleg, Eisenriegler, E., Dietrich, Siegfried

Physical Review E, 88(1), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Critical Casimir forces along the isofields

Zubaszewska, M., Maciolek, A., Drzewinski, A.

Physical Review E, 88(5), American Physical Society, Melville, NY, 2013 (article)

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Surface states and the Casimir interaction in the Ising model

Abraham, D. B., Maciolek, A.

Europhysics letters, 101(2), Editrice Compositori., Bologna, 2013 (article)

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Crystallization, structural diversity, and anisotropy effects in 2D arrays of icosahedral viruses

Fukuto, M., Nguyen, Q. L., Vasilyev, O., Mank, N., Washington-Huges, C. L., Kuzmenko, I., Checco, A., Mao, Y., Wang, Q., Yang, L.

Soft Matter, 9(40):9633-9642, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2013 (article)

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Dynamic arrest in model porous media-intermediate scattering functions

Spanner, Markus, Schnyder, Simon K., Höfling, Felix, Voigtmann, Thomas, Franosch, Thomas

Soft Matter, 9(5):1604-1611, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2013 (article)

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Linear response relations in fluctuational electrodynamics

Golyk, V. A., Krüger, Matthias, Kardar, M.

Physical Review B, 88(15), American Physical Society, Woodbury, NY, 2013 (article)

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Ideal Polyethylene Nanocrystals

Osichov, A., Rabe, C., Vogtt, K., Narayanan, T., Harnau, Ludger, Drechsler, M., Ballauff, M.

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(31):11645-11650, American Chemical Society, 2013 (article)

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Self-Assembly of Two-Dimensional Colloidal Clusters by Tuning the Hydrophobicity, Composition, and Packing Geometry

Law, A. D., Auriol, M., Smith, D., Horozov, T. S., Buzza, D. M. A.

Physical Review Letters, 110, American Physical Society., Woodbury, N.Y., etc., 2013 (article)

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Geometry-Induced Superdiffusion in Driven Crowded Systems

Bénichou, O., Bodrova, A., Chakraborty, D., Illien, P., Law, A. D., Mej\’\ia-Monasterio, C., Oshanin, G., Voituriez, R.

Physical Review Letters, 111(26), American Physical Society, Woodbury, N.Y., 2013 (article)

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Overshoots in stress-strain curves: Colloid experiments and schematic mode coupling theory

Amann, Christian P, Siebenbürger, Miriam, Krüger, Matthias, Weysser, Fabian, Ballauff, Matthias, Fuchs, Matthias

Journal of Rheology, 57, pages: 149-175, 2013 (article)

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Wetting in electrolyte solutions

Ibagon, Ingrid, Bier, Markus, Dietrich, Siegfried

The Journal of Chemical Physics, 138(21), American Institute of Physics, Woodbury, N.Y., 2013 (article)

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Comment on biomimetic ultrathin whitening by capillary-force-induced random clustering of hydrogel micropillar arrays

Bernardino, N. R., Dietrich, S.

ACS Applied Materials \& Interfaces, 2(3):603-604, 2010 (article)

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Wetting of surfaces covered by elastic hairs

Bernardino, N. R., Blickle, V., Dietrich, S.

Langmuir, 26(10):7233-7241, 2010 (article)

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Phase diagrams of binary mixtures of oppositely charged colloids

Bier, M., van Roij, R., Dijkstra, M.

Journal of Chemical Physics, 133(12), 2010 (article)

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Narrow-escape times for diffusion in microdomains with a particle-surface affinity: mean-field results

Oshanin, G., Tamm, M., Vasilyev, O.

Journal of Chemical Physics, 132(23), 2010 (article)

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The localization transition of the two-dimensional Lorentz model

Bauer, T., Höfling, Felix, Munk, T., Frey, E., Franosch, T.

European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 189(1):103-118, 2010 (article)

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DDFT for Brownian particles and hydrodynamics

Rauscher, M.

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 22(36), 2010 (article)

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Colloidal particles in liquid crystal films and at interfaces

Tasinkevych, M., Andrienko, D.

Condensed Matter Physics, 13(3), 2010 (article)

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Phase behavior of ionic liquid crystals

Kondrat, S., Bier, M., Harnau, L.

The Journal of Chemical Physics, 132, 2010 (article)

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Nanoindentation studies on crosslinking and curing effects of PDMS

Deuschle, J. K., de Souza, E. J., Arzt, E., Enders, S.

International Journal of Materials Research, 101(8):1014-1023, 2010 (article)

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Fundamental measure theory for hard-sphere mixtures: a review

Roth, R.

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 22(6), 2010 (article)

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Universality of the glassy transitions in the two-dimensional \pmJ Ising model

Parisen Toldin, F., Pelissetto, A, Vicari, E.

Physical Review E, 82(2), 2010 (article)

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Phoretic motion of spheroidal particles due to self-generated solute gradients

Popescu, M. N., Dietrich, S., Tasinkevych, M., Ralston, J.

European Physical Journal E, 31(04):351-367, 2010 (article)

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Critical Casimir forces involving a chemically structured substrate

Parisen Toldin, F., Dietrich, S.

In International Journal of Modern Physics, 25, pages: 355-359, University of Oklahoma, USA, 2010 (inproceedings)

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Vapor pressure of ionic liquids

Bier, M., Dietrich, S.

Molecular Physics, 108(2):211-214, 2010 (article)

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Colloidal aggregation and critical Casimir forces

Gambassi, A., Dietrich, S.

Physical Review Letters, 105(5), 2010 (article)

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Localization phenomena in models of ion-conduction glass formers

Horbach, J., Voigtmann, T., Höfling, F., Franosch, T.

European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 189(1):141-145, 2010 (article)

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Tensorial density functional theory for non-spherical hard-body fluids

Hansen-Goos, H., Mecke, K.

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 22(36), 2010 (article)

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Thermoresponsive colloidal molecules

Hoffmann, M., Siebenbürger, M., Harnau, L., Hund, M., Hanske, C., Wagner, C. S., Drechsler, M., Ballauff, M.

Soft Matter, 6, pages: 1125-1128, 2010 (article)

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Critical Casimir forces and adsorption profiles in the presence of a chemically structured substrate

Parisen Toldin, F., Dietrich, S.

Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, (Nov.), 2010 (article)

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Free energy of colloidal particles at the surface of sessile drops

Guzowski, J., Tasinkevych, M., Dietrich, S.

European Physical Journal, 33(3):219-242, 2010 (article)

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Casimir interactions in Ising strips with boundary fields: exact results

Abraham, D. B., Maciolek, A.

Physical Review Letters, 105(5), 2010 (article)

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Ballistic deposition patterns beneath a growing Kardar-Parisi-Zhang interface

Khanin, K., Nechaev, S., Oshanin, G., Sobolevski, A., Vasilyev, O.

Physical Review E, 82(6), 2010 (article)

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