Semiconductors: 25th Anniversary Article: Materials for High-Performance Biodegradable Semiconductor Devices (Adv. Mater. 13/2014)

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  • Suk-Won Hwang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
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  • Gayoung Park,

    1. Global Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  • Huanyu Cheng,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center for Engineering and Health and Skin Disease Research Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
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  • Jun-Kyul Song,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
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  • Seung-Kyun Kang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
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  • Lan Yin,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
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  • Jae-Hwan Kim,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
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  • Fiorenzo G. Omenetto,

    1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
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  • Yonggang Huang,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center for Engineering and Health and Skin Disease Research Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
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  • Kyung-Mi Lee,

    Corresponding author
    1. Global Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL 61801 USA

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  • John A. Rogers

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Science and Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL 61801 USA

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Abstract

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The cover image shows a partially dissolved piece of silicon-based electronics built entirely using biologically and environmentally benign materials. This type of technology, sometimes referred to as transient electronics, offers potential applications in bioresorbable medical devices, ecofriendly electronics, environmental sensors, secure hardware systems, for example, and is reviewed by J. A. Rogers, K. M. Lee, and co-workers on page 1992.

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