Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Physically Transient Form of Silicon Electronics

A Physically Transient Form of Silicon Electronics

Suk-Won Hwang et al.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6102/1640.full

In this paper, a new kind of electronic devices is described:  namely, a biodegradable one.  Devices like MOSFETs can be fabricated, and implanted into mouse tissue, showing virtually no inflammation.  These devices can be programmed to do a variety of tasks (heating (demonstrated), releasing chemicals, etc.) and they are transient in the range of 15 days.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6102/1640/F1.large.jpg

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