Polymers

Science & Technology
11:15 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Building 'Optimus Prime' with Light-Sensitive Polymers

For well over a decade, scientists have known about a class of polymers that would react to and move toward light with no other power source.

While certainly fascinating, the technology was limited in its application in the real world, because the movement was so slow.

“So we asked ourselves, can we make these materials move faster and increase the mechanical power that they generate?”

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