A Supramolecular Approach to Nanoscale Motion: Polymersome-Based Self-Propelled Nanomotors.

Published on Sep 4, 2018in Accounts of Chemical Research20.832
· DOI :10.1021/ACS.ACCOUNTS.8B00199
Isamar Ortiz-Rivera5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Radboud University Nijmegen),
Motilal Mathesh16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Radboud University Nijmegen),
Daniela A. Wilson37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
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Abstract
ConspectusAutonomous micro- and nanoscale systems have revolutionized the way scientists look into the future, opening up new frontiers to approach and solve problems via a more bioinspired route. However, to achieve systems with higher complexity, superior output control, and multifunctionality, an in-depth study of the different factors that affect micro- and nanomotor behavior is crucial. From a fundamental perspective, the mechanical response of micro- and nanomotors still requires further study in order to have a better understanding of how exactly these systems operate and the different mechanisms of motion that can be combined into one system to achieve an optimal response. From a design engineering point of view, compatibility, degradability, specificity, sensitivity, responsiveness, and efficiency of the active systems fabricated to this point have to be addressed, with respect to the potential of these devices for biomedical applications. Nonetheless, optimizing the system with regards to all th...
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