Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Microswimmers can be propelled and steered by light

Phototactic behavior directs some bacteria towards light and others into darkness: This enables them to utilize solar energy as efficiently as possible for their metabolism, or, otherwise, protects them from excessive light intensity. A team of researchers have now found a surprisingly simple way to direct synthetic microswimmers towards light or darkness. Their findings could eventually lead to minuscule robots that seek out and treat lesions in the human body.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

No comments:

Post a Comment