Thermal activation of catalytic microjets in blood samples using microfluidic chips Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2013

start page

  • 4299

end page

  • 4303


  • 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1473-0197

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-0189


  • We demonstrate that catalytic microjet engines can out-swim high complex media composed of red blood cells and serum. Despite the challenge presented by the high viscosity of the solution at room tem perature, the catalytic microjet s can b activatedat physiological temperature and, consequently, selfpropelin diluted solutions of blood samples. We prove thatthese microjets self-propel in 10× diluted blood samples usingmicrofluidic chips.


  • Chemistry
  • Materials science and engineering