Manipulations of vibrating micro magnetic particle chains

Yan Hom Li, Shih Tsung Sheu, Jay Min Pai, Ching-Yao Chen*

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We investigate the motion of a micro-chain consisting of several magnetic particles. The chain is firstly formed by a uniform directional field, and then manipulated by a vibrating field. We demonstrate where the chain appears to display distinct behaviors, from rigid body vibrations, bending distortions to breaking failures, by increasing either the chain's length or vibrating amplitude. In addition, the vibrating chain can be successfully driven forward, mimicking a micro-swimmer by connecting particles of different sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07A924
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2012


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