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Series : Zeste de science

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  00:02:52  2018  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

The Youtube channel Zeste de science explores all aspects of scientific research, proving that even the most complicated scientific facts can be explained in less than 5 minutes, and that even the most seemingly trivial events of everyday life, if thoroughly studied, can contribute to the biggest technological advances.
Episode 9: Scientists in Bordeaux have proven that it is possible to move a conductive polymer without touching it. To that end, they resorted to bipolar electrochemistry: they established an electric current inside an aqueous medium in which a polymer strip was immersed. The current provoked a chemical reaction that distorted the polymer. Since it takes place in an aqueous medium, this reaction may have biomedical applications in the future, such as the development of artificial muscles.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : BELLO Léa (DIRCOM, CNRS, Paris)
Chief editor : BAKER Nicolas (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of archive images.
Interviews (live sound). Music.
NotesScientific sources :
Alexander Kuhn, Groupe Nanosystèmes Analytiques (ISM, UMR CNRS, Univ. de Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP)
ISM : Institut des Sciences Moléculaires (INC)
INP : Institut national polytechnique


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Technical Sheet
Item No.6498
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD