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Caption: This narrated video explains how the polymer films -- combinations of rigid polypyrrole matrices and dynamic polyol-borate networks -- work as actuators, or artificial muscles, to generate small amounts of electricity. This video relates to a paper that appeared in Jan. 11, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by M. Ma at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and colleagues was titled, “Bio-Inspired Polymer Composite Actuator and Generator Driven by Water Gradients.”
Credit: [Video courtesy of Dr. Mingming Ma]
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