electrical potential energy

electrical potential energy

[i′lek·trə·kəl pə′ten·chəl′en·ər·jē]
(electricity)
Energy possessed by electric charges by virtue of their position in an electrostatic field.
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The thin, flexible material, called artificial muscle because it behaves much like a human muscle, expands when exposed to an electric current and contracts when the electricity is removed, thereby converting electrical potential energy into mechanical motion.
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