Transient, Biocompatible Electronics and Energy Harvesters Based on ZnO

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  • Canan Dagdeviren,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    2. Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    3. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Suk-Won Hwang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    2. Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    3. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Yewang Su,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    3. Center for Mechanics and Materials, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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  • Stanley Kim,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    2. Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    3. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Huanyu Cheng,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
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  • Onur Gur,

    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    2. William L. Everitt Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Ryan Haney,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    2. Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    3. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Fiorenzo G. Omenetto,

    1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    2. Department of Physics, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
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  • Yonggang Huang,

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
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  • John A. Rogers

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

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Abstract

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The combined use of ZnO, Mg, MgO, and silk provides routes to classes of thin-film transistors and mechanical energy harvesters that are soluble in water and biofluids. Experimental and theoretical studies of the operational aspects and dissolution properties of this type of transient electronics technology illustrate its various capabilities. Application opportunities range from resorbable biomedical implants, to environmentally dissolvable sensors, and degradable consumer electronics.

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