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Scientist’s Quest For Artificial Muscle Aided by PPPL

PPPL collaborator Lenore Rasmussen, the sole proprietor of her Princeton-based, startup firm, Ras Labs, LLC, has the gift of serendipity. Two disparate life experiences sparked the polymer chemist’s interest in the development of electro-responsive “smart materials” — electrically-driven polymers that are strong and durable enough to act as artificial muscles in prosthetic devices and robotics.

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