Real-time manipulation with magnetically tunable structures. Academic Article uri icon


  • Magnetically tunable micropillar arrays with uniform, continuous and extreme tilt angles for real-time manipulation are reported. We experimentally show uniform tilt angles ranging from 0 to 57, and develop a model to accurately capture the behavior. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the flexible uniform responsive microstructures (FUR) can dynamically manipulate liquid spreading directionality, control fluid drag, and tune optical transmittance over a large range.

published proceedings

  • Adv Mater

altmetric score

  • 37.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhu, Y., Antao, D. S., Xiao, R., & Wang, E. N.

citation count

  • 93

complete list of authors

  • Zhu, Yangying||Antao, Dion S||Xiao, Rong||Wang, Evelyn N

publication date

  • October 2014