High-performance biodegradable/transient electronics on biodegradable polymers

Suk-Won Hwang, Jun Kyul Song, Xian Huang, Huanyu Cheng, Seung Kyun Kang, Bong Hoon Kim, Jae Hwan Kim, Sooyoun Yu, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers

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Materials and fabrication approaches that allow integration of biodegradable/transient electronics onto diverse classes of biodegradable substrates are presented in this article. By first depositing, patterning, and etching the materials for the electronics and then integrating them on a substrate of interest, it is possible to use nearly any type of biodegradable material for this purpose. Component and system-level studies of various devices and biodegradable polymers illustrate the capabilities and operational aspects. Dissolution studies and mechanics modeling results highlight different modes for transient behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3905-3911
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 18
Externally publishedYes


  • biocompatible
  • biodegradable polymers
  • flexible electronics
  • stretchable electronics
  • transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Hwang, S-W., Song, J. K., Huang, X., Cheng, H., Kang, S. K., Kim, B. H., Kim, J. H., Yu, S., Huang, Y., & Rogers, J. A. (2014). High-performance biodegradable/transient electronics on biodegradable polymers. Advanced Materials, 26(23), 3905-3911. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201306050