Experiments with Electroactive polymers are carried out at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory

Shown is an experiment with 3M VHB 4910 that undergoes a 30% stretch due to a 5000 volt electric excitation.

Our goal is to characterize the properties of these mechanically coupled materials, and to look for ways by which we can reduce the intensity of the required electric excitation ...

A lot of information concerning EAPs and other active materials can be found at the "WorldWide Electroactive Polymer Actuators"