Article - 17 Sep 2001
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are those, which respond to external electrical stimulation by displaying a significant shape or size displacement. They have shown promise to mimic the movements of...
News - 10 Nov 2016
A new electroactive polymer material capable of changing size and shape when exposed to a comparatively small electric field has been developed by a multi-institutional research team.
Article - 26 Jan 2017
Electroactive polymers are flexible, elastic materials that change size or shape due to an applied electric field.
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) respond to electrical stimulation with large deformations. They are dynamic actuators which have attracted attention from an interdisciplinary audience of engineers and...
News - 15 Mar 2019
Smartphone screens vibrate or pulse on demand, and thus can assist users to navigate through a menu or can guide a user’s finger to virtual on-screen buttons that can be developed or removed as...
News - 25 Aug 2010
Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc. (SPS), an innovator in electroactive polymer (EAP) technology, today announced it has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
News - 15 May 2013
Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their popular CSS450 stage for polymer research at the New University of Lisbon,...
News - 9 Nov 2022
Research sometimes needs a sacrifice. Empa researcher Patrick Danner has just made one – and filmed it. "When I applied a good 2000 volts to the sample, it caught fire," he reports...
Article - 30 Jun 2021
A research team has recently published research about exciting advances in microactuator fabrication for soft microrobots.