Controllability of magnetic manipulation of a few microparticles in fluids

S. Bhat, J. Guez, Timothy Kurzweg, A. Guez, G. Friedman

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Control theory is employed to formulate the problem of controllability of two microparticles in fluids via magnetic field. We demonstrate that a uniform external magnetic field of varying direction and magnitude provides complete local state controllability of two particles over a magnetized substrate. We propose that such an approach may improve manipulation and assembly of microparticles in fluids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2427-2429
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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