Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications, ‘artificial muscles’

A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait: It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed. This ability has been used in small ways, but now researchers are coaxing fibers of it to make even more electricity for a wider range of applications from green energy to ‘artificial muscles.’ They will report progress on a novel form of this plastic at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. —> Read More