P1_7 Medical Nanobot Locomotion Methods within a Fluid

Benjamin Edward Stanley Hall, Gregory Brown, Ashley Back, Stuart Turner


The following paper discusses the motion and mechanisms behind the motion of a nanoscale robot within a fluid and compares it to that of a larger object moving through the same fluid by considering the impeding forces to motion that the nanobot has to overcome. The fluid considered is water and it is found that the apparent viscosity of a fluid is highly dependent on the length scale of the object attempting to move through it with a nanoscale object experiencing a much larger viscosity compared to a macro scale object in the same fluid.

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