Recent Advances in Magnetic Micro/Nano-Manipulation

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 813

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Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center & State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: magnetic soft robotics; magnetic separation; magnetic levitation; electromagnetic forming
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Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center & State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: magnetic soft robotics; electromagnetic forming

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Dear Colleagues,

The ability to manipulate micro/nano objects (such as cells, particles, and droplets) is of paramount importance for a wide range of applications. Over the past decades, researchers have made significant progress in developing various manipulation methods using different types of external fields, including electric, magnetic, optical, and acoustic fields. Among these methods, magnetic manipulation has garnered considerable attention due to its wireless nature, high controllability, and versatile forms of magnetic fields, making it a highly explored technology with promising applications in separation, mixing, assembly, and robotics. Despite the substantial advancements made in this field, there remains substantial scope for further development in terms of high-performance magnetic tools, multifunctional actuation strategies, and a deeper understanding of the manipulation process. As a result, we are delighted to announce this Special Issue, soliciting original research papers and review papers that delve into the applications, fundamentals, design, and underlying mechanisms of the magnetic manipulation of micro/nano objects. Submissions exploring analytical, numerical, and experimental analyses are all welcome. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Prof. Dr. Quanliang Cao
Dr. Shaowei Ouyang
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Keywords

  • magnetic micro/nano-manipulation
  • magnetic robotics
  • magnetic assembly
  • magnetic separation
  • magnetic mixing

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Stray Magnetic Field Variations and Micromagnetic Simulations: Models for Ni0.8Fe0.2 Disks Used for Microparticle Trapping
by Gregory B. Vieira, Eliza Howard, Prannoy Lankapalli, Iesha Phillips, Keith Hoffmeister and Jackson Holley
Micromachines 2024, 15(5), 567; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi15050567 - 26 Apr 2024
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Patterned micro-scale thin-film magnetic structures, in conjunction with weak (~few tens of Oe) applied magnetic fields, can create energy landscapes capable of trapping and transporting fluid-borne magnetic microparticles. These energy landscapes arise from magnetic field magnitude variations that arise in the vicinity of [...] Read more.
Patterned micro-scale thin-film magnetic structures, in conjunction with weak (~few tens of Oe) applied magnetic fields, can create energy landscapes capable of trapping and transporting fluid-borne magnetic microparticles. These energy landscapes arise from magnetic field magnitude variations that arise in the vicinity of the magnetic structures. In this study, we examine means of calculating magnetic fields in the local vicinity of permalloy (Ni0.8Fe0.2) microdisks in weak (~tens of Oe) external magnetic fields. To do this, we employ micromagnetic simulations and the resulting calculations of fields. Because field calculation from micromagnetic simulations is computationally time-intensive, we discuss a method for fitting simulated results to improve calculation speed. Resulting stray fields vary dramatically based on variations in micromagnetic simulations—vortex vs. non-vortex micromagnetic results—which can each appear despite identical simulation final conditions, resulting in field strengths that differ by about a factor of two. Full article
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