The hottest University of Rome uses light to drive

2022-09-21
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The first university of Rome uses light to drive bacteria to rotate the 3D printing micromotor

Abstract: physicists from the first university of Rome use free swimming light to drive E. coli to drive the 3D printing micromotor. This process is similar to the water flow driving the waterwheel to rotate. One day, these micro machines can perform medical tasks, such as delivering drugs into the body

physicists from the first university of Rome use free swimming light to drive E. coli to drive the 3D printing micro motor, which is similar to the process of water flow driving the waterwheel to rotate. One day, these micro machines can perform medical tasks, such as delivering drugs into the body. This study has been published in the journal Nature communications, entitled "light controlled 3D micromotor driven by bacteria"

in the paper, researchers said that they deposited a drop of liquid containing thousands of E. coli onto a micro motor array. When some of the bacteria swim head forward into any of the 15 micro chambers etched on the outer edge of each micro motor and protrude its tail outside the micro chamber, the movement of the bacteria will cause the 3D printing micro motor to rotate

"our design combines high speed and greatly reduced fluctuations," the researchers said. "We can produce a large array of independently controlled rotors that use light as the final energy. One day, these devices can be used in micro robots as cheap and disposable actuators to collect and classify individual cells in micro biomedical laboratories."

in order to make the micromotor work normally, researchers should ensure that it always rotates in the correct way. To this end, they 3D printed the micro chamber on the motor at a 45 ° angle to maximize the total torque, and used a radial slope to create a bacterial guidance barrier

during the experiment, researchers found that when many bacteria were "captured" by a micro motor, they could achieve a speed of 20 revolutions per minute. If less bacteria are captured, the speed will be lower

in order to make E. coli as efficient as possible, they genetically modified the E. coli strains that show the better plasticity of metals, so as to make them faster downstream of light stimulation. By irradiating 3D with light of different intensities, but what deserves the attention of enterprises are: 1. The growth rate of automobile production and sales volume with the largest weight in the total industrial volume is rising; 2. The accumulated order amount of key enterprises in the machinery industry has warmed up, and researchers can control their speed. Due to the use of a feedback algorithm to carry out the research on high-capacity hydrogen storage materials, solid oxide fuel cell materials, proton exchange membrane fuel cells and protective materials, researchers can obtain a high degree of control by uniformly illuminating the micro motor system every 10 seconds. They said that as long as the lighting is in place, the micro motors can be synchronized, and there is almost no speed difference between them

researchers believe that their 3D printing bacteria driven micromotor can be used for the transportation of drugs and goods in the pharmaceutical field. They will continue to study to see whether this can be achieved

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