Autonomous micromotor based on catalytically pneumatic behavior of balloon-like MnO<inf>x</inf>-graphene crumples

X. Chen, G. Wu, T. Lan, Wei Chen

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A novel autonomous micromotor, based on catalytically pneumatic behaviour of balloon-like MnO<inf>x</inf>-graphene crumples, has been synthesized via an ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method. Through catalytic decomposition of H <inf>2</inf>O<inf>2</inf> into O<inf>2</inf>, the gas accumulated in a confined space and was released to generate a strong force to push the micromotor. © 2014 the Partner Organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7157-7159
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number54
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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