Tao Huang

Tao Huang
Technische Universität Dresden | TUD · Institute of Materials Science

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The field of autonomous motile micro/nanomotors that can propel in the liquid environment strongly benefits from the use of magnetic materials, winning in the long-time deterministic locomotion and controllability of such microscopic objects. This chapter reviews the applications of curved magnetic micro/nanostructures to be employed for biomedical...
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Ionic and molecular selectivity is considered unique for the nanoscale and not realizable in microfluidics. This is due to the scale-matching problem -- a difficulty to match the dimensions of ions and electrostatic potential screening lengths with the micron-sized confinements. Here, we demonstrate a microscale realization of the ionic transport p...
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Ionic and molecular selectivity are considered unique for the nanoscale and not realizable in microfluidics. This is due to the scale-matching problem — a difficulty to match the dimensions of ions and electrostatic potential screening lengths with micron-sized confinements. Here, we demonstrate a microscale realization of ionic transport processes...
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Control over micromotors’ motion is of high relevance for lab-on-a-chip and biomedical engineering, wherein such particles encounter complex microenvironments. Here, we introduce an efficient way to influence Janus micromotors’ direction of motion and speed by modifying their surface properties and those of their immediate surroundings. We fabricat...
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The shape of objects has a strong influence on their dynamics. Here, we present comparative studies of two different motile objects, spherical Ag/AgCl Janus particles and polystyrene Janus nanorods, that move due to an ionic self-diffusiophoretic propulsion mechanism when exposed to blue light. In this paper, we propose a method to fabricate Janus...
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Crystals melt when thermal excitations or the concentration of defects in the lattice is sufficiently high. Upon melting, the crystalline long‐range order vanishes, turning the solid to a fluid. In contrast to this classical scenario of solid melting, here a counter‐intuitive behavior of the occurrence of crystalline long‐range order in an initiall...
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In article number 2003851, Denys Makarov, Larysa Baraban, and co‐workers discuss inverse solidification driven by active colloids, which provides novel insight into the collective effects in mixed colloidal systems comprising of active and passive species. It offers versatile possibilities to study the processes of solidification in various systems...
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Synthetic nano- and micromotors interact with each other and their surroundings in a complex manner. Here, we report on the anisotropy of the active-passive particles interaction in a soft matter system containing an immobile yet photochemical Ag/AgCl-based Janus particle embedded in a dense matrix of passive beads in pure water. The asymmetry in t...
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In article number 1803613, Larysa Baraban, Denys Makarov, and co‐workers present an experimental and theoretical study of visible light‐driven Ag/AgCl Janus micromotors revealing high motility in pure H2O. The propulsion efficiency is dependent on the intensity of visible light and contributed by the coupled effect of the plasmonic light absorption...
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Visible light‐driven nano/micromotors are promising candidates for biomedical and environmental applications. This study demonstrates blue light‐driven Ag/AgCl‐based spherical Janus micromotors, which couple plasmonic light absorption with the photochemical decomposition of AgCl. These micromotors reveal high motility in pure water, i.e., mean squa...
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Insight is provided into the collective behavior of visible‐light photochemically driven plasmonic Ag/AgCl Janus particles surrounded by passive polystyrene (PS) beads. The active diffusion of single Janus particles and their clusters (small: consisting of two or three Janus particles and large: consisting of more than ten Janus particles), and the...
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Promoting semiconductor photocatalytic power is expected to address global energetic and environmental challenges. Piezophotocatalysis is an effective strategy to achieve superior catalytic performance, however, realistic applications of previous piezophotocatalysts have been hampered by the ultrasonication conditions that they require. We propose...
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Enhanced drug releases in a timely manner during urgent medical treatments would significantly enhance the prognosis of patients. Inspired by the facilitated molecular transports by the potentials, an enhanced drug release strategy driven by mechanical disturbances that widely exist in medical treatment processes is proposed. This strategy is enabl...
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Covalent layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly is a powerful method used to construct functional ultrathin films that enables nanoscopic structural precision, componential diversity, and flexible design. Compared with conventional LbL films built using multiple noncovalent interactions, LbL films prepared using covalent crosslinking offer the following dis...
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The molecularly selective regulation of molecular fluxes in a biomaterial that delivers simultaneously multiple chemical species is still beyond the touch of materials scientists. We developed a delivery material using layer-by-layer (LbL) technique that discriminatively regulates the delivery flux of bioactive small molecules, represented by a pep...
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A variety of small molecules with diameters around 1 nm possess a range of functions, such as antibiotic, antimicrobic, anticoagulant, pesticidal and chemotherapy effects, making these molecules especially useful in various applications ranging from medical treatment to environmental microbiological control. However, the long-term steady delivery (...

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Design fast-moving microswimmer in water driven by visible light and investigate the mechanism of the enhanced diffusion.
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The main goal of the current project is to investigate the behaviour of mixtures of driven colloidal particles in a restricted 2d geometry.