Materials and Fabrication Processes for Transient and Bioresorbable High-Performance Electronics (pages 4087–4093)
Suk-Won Hwang, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Hu Tao, Tae-il Kim, Stanley Kim, Ki Jun Yu, Bruce Panilaitis, Jae-Woong Jeong, Jun-Kyul Song, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto and John. A. Rogers
Article first published online: 11 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201300127
Materials, designs, and integration techniques are presented for a class of water-soluble electronics capable of fabrication using wafer-based processes. The active components exploit biocompatible and bioresorbable materials that are capable of dissolution in biofluids. Characterization of the electronic properties of the devices, their kinetics for dissolution, and preliminary evaluations in animal models highlight key aspects of the materials and concepts.