High-performance biodegradable/transient electronics on biodegradable polymers

Suk Won Hwang, Jun Kyul Song, Xian Huang, Huanyu Cheng, Seung Kyun Kang, Bong Hoon Kim, Jae Hwan Kim, Sooyoun Yu, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3905-3911
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 18 2014


  • biocompatible
  • biodegradable polymers
  • flexible electronics
  • stretchable electronics
  • transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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