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Self-propelled chemotactic droplets

Francis, Wayne and Fay, Cormac and Florea, Larisa and Diamond, Dermot (2015) Self-propelled chemotactic droplets. In: MicroTAS 2014, 26-30 Oct 2014, San Antonio, TX..

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Abstract

The ability to move in response to an external stimulus is essential for many lifeforms. Certain cells such as bacteria, somatic cells, and other single cell or multicellular organisms move in response to chemical stimuli present in their environment. This phenomenon, known as chemotaxis, is crucial for many biological processes. Notably there are only few equivalents of similar chemotactic-driven “micro-vehicles” in the synthetic world.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Subjects:Engineering > Materials
Physical Sciences > Organic chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:This Science Foundation Ireland under the Insight initiative, grant SFI/12/RC/2289
ID Code:20305
Deposited On:12 Nov 2014 11:21 by Wayne Francis. Last Modified 07 Nov 2015 01:03

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