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New “Artificial Muscle” Material Could Be Controlled With Light

Just as controlled-release medications slowly dole out their cargo after they experience a pH change in the body, implanted “artificial muscles” could someday flex and relax in response to a light illuminating the skin. In pilot studies, scientists have developed a new material that expands and contracts, lifting a weight merely by shining a light on it.

Scientists describe the research:

Jonathan Barnes of University of Washington in St. Louis Discusses the Research at the American Chemical Society Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition:

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