Nanomagnetic Plants (2011)

by C_LAB

'Nanomagnetic plants' introduces a novel magnetic interface that allows audience to visibly interact with living plants through movement.

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'Nanomagnetic Plants' explored scientific possibilities of having living plants respond visibly to touch. Using novel biomedical nanotechnology, a strategy to induce responsive motion in living plants was devised.

This involved internalising the biomedical magnetic nanoparticles within the plants resulting in movement when strong magnets were positioned near the plants.

This work was inspired by biomedical preclinical applications where magnetic nanoparticles were coated with drugs and guided to sites (e.g. brain and heart) for drug delivery inside living organisms (e.g. rats) using external magnets.

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