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Materials and devices for bioresorbable electronics (Presentation Video)
Author(s): John A. Rogers

Paper Abstract

A remarkable feature of the modern integrated circuit is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, with almost perfect reliability. Recently developed classes of electronic materials create an opportunity to engineer the opposite outcome, in the form of devices that dissolve completely in water, with harmless end products. The enabled applications range from ‘green’ consumer electronics to bio-resorbable medical implants—none of which would be possible with technologies that exist today. This talk summarizes recent work on this physically ‘transient’ type of electronics, from basic advances in materials chemistry, to fundamental studies of dissolution reactions, to engineering development of complete sets of device components, sensors, and integrated systems. An ‘electroceutical’ bacteriocide designed for treatment of surgical site infections provides an application example.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2014
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9185, Organic Field-Effect Transistors XIII; and Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics VII, 918502 (20 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067933
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John A. Rogers, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9185:
Organic Field-Effect Transistors XIII; and Organic Semiconductors in Sensors and Bioelectronics VII
Zhenan Bao; Iain McCulloch; Ruth Shinar; Ioannis Kymissis, Editor(s)

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