Triggered transience of metastable poly(phthalaldehyde) for transient electronics

Hector Lopez Hernandez, Seung Kyun Kang, Olivia P. Lee, Suk-Won Hwang, Joshua A. Kaitz, Bora Inci, Chan Woo Park, Sangjin Chung, Nancy R. Sottos, Jeffrey S. Moore, John A. Rogers, Scott R. White

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Triggerable transient electronics are demonstrated with the use of a metastable poly(phthalaldehyde) polymer substrate and encapsulant. The rate of degradation is controlled by the concentration of the photo-acid generator and UV irradiance. This work expands on the materials that can be used for transient electronics by demonstrating transience in response to a preselected trigger without the need for solution-based degradation. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7637-7642
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • Metastable polymers
  • Poly(phthalaldehyde)
  • Transient electronics
  • Triggered transience
  • UV trigger

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Lopez Hernandez, H., Kang, S. K., Lee, O. P., Hwang, S-W., Kaitz, J. A., Inci, B., Park, C. W., Chung, S., Sottos, N. R., Moore, J. S., Rogers, J. A., & White, S. R. (2014). Triggered transience of metastable poly(phthalaldehyde) for transient electronics. Advanced Materials, 26(45), 7637-7642.