Biofunctionalized self-propelled micromotors as an alternative on-chip concentrating system Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2014

start page

  • 2914

end page

  • 2917


  • 17


  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1473-0197

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-0189


  • Sample pre-concentration is crucial to achieve high sensitivity and low detection limits in lab-on-a-chip devices. Here, we present a system in which self-propelled catalytic micromotors are biofunctionalized and trapped acting as an alternative concentrating mechanism. This system requires no external energy source, which facilitates integration and miniaturization.


  • Chemistry
  • Materials science and engineering