Magnetic Anisotropic Particles: Toward Remotely Actuated Applications

Boon Mian Teo, David James Young, Xian Jun Loh

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    The latest breakthroughs in the synthetic preparation of nanomaterials have led to an expanding library of novel, complex and shape controlled structures with unique characteristics. Anisotropic Janus particles (JPs) are asymmetrical and are able to endow diverse chemical and physical characteristics with directionality within a single particle. They are typically distributed into three classes, viz polymeric, inorganic and polymeric-inorganic and is made in a variation of morphologies including spherical, mushroom, snowman shaped, rod or cylindrical. Herein, we focus on JPs with a magnetic component, with emphasis on their fabrication, unique characteristics and recent applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)709-728
    Number of pages20
    JournalParticle and Particle Systems Characterization
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


    • actuators
    • anisotropic nanoparticles
    • hybrid materials
    • Janus particles
    • remote triggers

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