Ben Evans coauthors manuscript in the Journal of Physics

A manuscript co-authored by Ben Evans, assistant professor of physics, and colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears in this week’s issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

The manuscript, “Highly controllable near-surface swimming of magnetic Janus nanorods: application to payload capture and manipulation,” describes a new type of micro-scale swimming device and demonstrates its ability to capture and transport individual cells.  This work introduces a new tool for directed locomotion and payload manipulation at the micro-scale.

Evans will present this and related work at a meeting of the American Physical Society this month in Dallas.