Mechanically adaptive organic transistors for implantable electronics

Jonathan Reeder, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Taylor Ware, David Arreaga-Salas, Adrian Avendano-Bolivar, Tomoyuki Yokota, Yusuke Inoue, Masaki Sekino, Walter Voit, Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Takao Someya

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Abstract

A unique form of adaptive electronics is demonstrated, which change their mechanical properties from rigid and planar to soft and compliant, in order to enable soft and conformal wrapping around 3D objects, including biological tissue. These devices feature excellent mechanical robustness and maintain initial electrical properties even after changing shape and stiffness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4967-4973
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 6
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bioelectronics
  • flexible electronics
  • organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs)
  • shape-memory polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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