Magnetic micromachines for medical applications

K. Ishiyama, M. Sendoh, K. I. Arai

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The spiral-type magnetic micromachine can swim in a liquid and in a gel. In addition, this machine has a function of heating. This machine is suitable for local heat treatment in the body. The active bending is obtained by attached tiny magnet at the tip of the guide-wire. This is simple and useful for inserting the catheter to the lung or to the blood tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART I
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr


  • Hard magnetic materials
  • Magnetic field
  • Magnetic torque
  • Medical applications


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