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Microactuator

Caption: A single actuator curls and extends as the temperature is changed by 15 degrees Celsius, as shown in this micrograph. On right, a palm-like configuration of actuators all curl together, opening and closing like a tiny hand. The scale bar is 50 microns.

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

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