NM02.03.01 : Micromotors with Multiple Photoactivities

5:00 PM–7:00 PM Apr 3, 2018 (America - Denver)

PCC North, 300 Level, Exhibit Hall C-E

Raaman Nair1 Dylan Nicholls1 John Gibbs1

1, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

The research field of micro-motors has become ever more important especially with its myriad of applications such as environmental remediation, micro-surgeries, controllable drug delivery and self-sorting logic systems. Photocatalytic micromotors actuated with multiple photocatalysts were investigated to determine how each material’s respective band-gap can affect their behavior of motion in a solution. Composite micromotors are specifically the interest of this research, as they are not only cost effective to fabricate, but they are tunable to different wavelengths of light for activation. Glancing angle deposition (GLAD) was used to synthesize these micromotors and their behavior was compared using mean square displacement and path velocity calculations.