Nanopropellers and their actuation in complex viscoelastic media.

@article{Schamel2014NanopropellersAT,
  title={Nanopropellers and their actuation in complex viscoelastic media.},
  author={Debora Schamel and Andrew G. Mark and John G. Gibbs and Cornelia Miksch and Konstantin I. Morozov and Alexander M. Leshansky and Peer Fischer},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={8794-801}
}
Tissue and biological fluids are complex viscoelastic media with a nanoporous macromolecular structure. Here, we demonstrate that helical nanopropellers can be controllably steered through such a biological gel. The screw-propellers have a filament diameter of about 70 nm and are smaller than previously reported nanopropellers as well as any swimming… CONTINUE READING

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