Control of Artificial Swimmers and Active Matter

"Photon nudging" is a new way of controlling and navigating self-propelled miniature swimmers in solution. This is achieved by manipulating the nanoscale fluidic properties around the swimmer and making use of the omnipresent thermal fluctuations. We continue to develop the technology by extending it to three-dimensions and the nanoscale. At the same time, we are investigating the underlying physics, engineering aspects, as well as the applications in physical biology. We also hope to soon extend this technology to the nanoscale.

Chem. Sci., 4, 1420-1429 (2013): first control of individual micro-swimmers;
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 10502-10520 (2018): theory I;
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 10521-10532 (2018): theory II.

Updated: 2024.02.23.