With numerous reports of creating propulsion in synthetic
microsized particles, the next goal of this research field is to control the
direction of propulsion so that it can be used to perform useful tasks. This
mini-review summarizes the current state of this research including directing
propulsion of microparticles using externally applied (e.g. electric) or naturally occurring fields (e.g. gravity),
migration due to a chemical gradient (chemotaxis), and organization of particles’ position relative to other
Keywords: Chemotaxis, clustering, microparticles, propelled, propulsion, self-diffusiophoresis, selfelectrophoresis.
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