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« on: June 26, 2004, 05:02:09 AM »
HEY DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY GOOD BOOKS ON INTELLIGENT POLYMERS AND DOES ANYONE  know where to buy intelligent polymers or how to make them.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2004, 05:20:40 PM »
The buzz word for what your looking for isn't "intelligent polymers" but its called "molecular muscles" Nasa has a lot on it. You may also want to do a search in the forum for it, we've discussed it in the past.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 05:33:57 AM »
yeah I only remember a bit on the muscles that work by the intelligent polymers contracting and relaxing due to electrical stimuli.But the main problem is I first heard about intelligent polymers at a lecture and back then alot of the stuff the lecturer said was a bit over my head but I have been slowly peicing together information about them and websites don't tell much.


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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 03:21:05 AM »
look for piezoelectric polymers... Random dipoles in a polymer can be made to align in an electric field exerting a force on the polymer making it contract expand etcetera.  high grade PVC, and PAN are typical examples (I think?) of piezoelectric polymers being produced today

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005, 03:48:19 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005, 09:27:23 PM »
Anybody hear about that competition between a girl and robots. It was some event where a bunch of teams show cased their mechanical muscles. Some used acid, some electricity, some a hell of a lot of electricity. The girl beat all the robots.

I can't find an article relating to this story. I also don't know of many places to look for it.
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