Transient, biocompatible electronics and energy harvesters based on ZnO

Canan Dagdeviren, Suk Won Hwang, Yewang Su, Stanley Kim, Huanyu Cheng, Onur Gur, Ryan Haney, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3398-3404
Number of pages7
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 25 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials


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