Advanced Materials

Mechanically Adaptive Organic Transistors for Implantable Electronics

Authors

  • Jonathan Reeder,

    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
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  • Martin Kaltenbrunner,

    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Taylor Ware,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
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  • David Arreaga-Salas,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
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  • Adrian Avendano-Bolivar,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
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  • Tomoyuki Yokota,

    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Yusuke Inoue,

    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Masaki Sekino,

    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Walter Voit,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
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  • Tsuyoshi Sekitani,

    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Takao Someya

    Corresponding author
    1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    2. Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Abstract

A unique form of adaptive electronics is demonstrated, which change their mechanical properties from rigid and planar to soft and compliant, in order to enable soft and conformal wrapping around 3D objects, including biological tissue. These devices feature excellent mechanical robustness and maintain initial electrical properties even after changing shape and stiffness.

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