A Hybrid Camphor-Camphene Wax Material for Studies on Self-Propelled Motion
Richard J.G. Löffler, Martin M. Hanczyc and Jerzy Gorecki
Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. (2019) 21, 24852
A new material that combines the self-propelling properties of camphor with the malleability of camphene is reported. It has wax-like mechanical properties at room temperature and can be formed into required shapes. The speed of the self-propelled objects and the trajectory depend on the shape and camphor– camphene weight ratio.