High Performance Biodegradable/Transient Electronics on Biodegradable Polymers.

Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

PubMedID: 24692101

Hwang SW, Song JK, Huang X, Cheng H, Kang SK, Kim BH, Kim JH, Yu S, Huang Y, Rogers JA. High Performance Biodegradable/Transient Electronics on Biodegradable Polymers. Adv Mater Weinheim. 2014;.
Materials and fabrication approaches that allow integration of biodegradable/transient electronics onto diverse classes of biodegradable substrates are presented in this article. By first depositing, patterning, and etching the materials for the electronics and then integrating them on a substrate of interest, it is possible to use nearly any type of biodegradable material for this purpose. Component and system-level studies of various devices and biodegradable polymers illustrate the capabilities and operational aspects. Dissolution studies and mechanics modeling results highlight different modes for transient behavior.