Construction of a chemical motor-movable frame assembly based on camphor grains using water-floating 3D-printed models

Hiroaki Morohashi, Masayuki Imai, Taro Toyota

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Abstract

Using water-floating 3D-printed models, we investigated the dynamics of camphor boats, which are composed of a one-holed board and a camphor grain, under constraint conditions where a rod hooks the camphor boat on the water surface. When a camphor boat was connected to a water-floating disk or another camphor boat through a rod, we found that regular dynamics of the camphor boat appear and depend on the mobility restriction of the disk, the rod length, and the position of a slit of the camphor boat. We performed numerical simulations to reproduce the observed motions with theoretical models including constraint conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume721
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 16

Keywords

  • Camphor grain
  • Constraint conditions
  • Self-propelled motion
  • d'Alembert's principle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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