Soft Spiral-Shaped Micro-Swimmer with Propulsion Force Control by Pitch Change

Koki Yoshida, Hiroaki Onoe

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Abstract

This paper describes a soft spiral-shaped micro-swimmer with propulsion force controlled by pitch change. Soft spiral-shaped micro-swimmers, made of stimuli-responsive hydrogel encapsulating magnetic nanoparticles, were continuously formed by using a bevel-tip capillary. We achieved the pitch change of the double-layered micro-swimmer by temperature stimulus and confirmed that the propulsion force of the swimmer was controlled by the pitch change. We believe that our micro-swimmer could pave the way to various microscale biochemical applications such as autonomous soft-robots and soft micro-probes for intricate environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages217-220
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728120072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jun 232019 Jun 27

Publication series

Name2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period19/6/2319/6/27

Keywords

  • Hydrogel
  • Magnetic actuation
  • Pitch change
  • Soft Robot
  • Stimuli-responsive hydrogel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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    Yoshida, K., & Onoe, H. (2019). Soft Spiral-Shaped Micro-Swimmer with Propulsion Force Control by Pitch Change. In 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII (pp. 217-220). [8808332] (2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808332