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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Flexing an Artificial Muscle

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Caption: Flexing muscle: IPMC actuator bending under an applied electrical voltage. As the polarity of the 3-volt potential is switched, the actuator bends back and forth.

Credit: R. Moore/Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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