Locomotion of electrocatalytic nanomotors due to reaction induced charge autoelectrophoresis.

@article{Moran2010LocomotionOE,
  title={Locomotion of electrocatalytic nanomotors due to reaction induced charge autoelectrophoresis.},
  author={Jeffrey L Moran and Philip M. Wheat and Jonathan D. Posner},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 6 Pt 2},
  pages={
          065302
        }
}
  • Jeffrey L Moran, Philip M. Wheat, Jonathan D. Posner
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
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