Trapping self-propelled micromotors with microfabricated chevron and heart-shaped chips Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2014

start page

  • 1515

end page

  • 1518


  • 9


  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1473-0197

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-0189


  • We demonstrate that catalytic micromotors can be trapped in microfluidic chips containing chevron and heart-shaped structures. Despite the challenge presented by the reduced size of the traps, microfluidic chips with different trapping geometries can be fabricated via replica moulding. We prove that these microfluidic chips can capture micromotors without the need for any external mechanism to control their motion.


  • Materials science and engineering