- biodegradable conductor structures
- biodegradable electrodes for collecting electrical signals or delivering electrical stimulation
- biodegradable thin-film transistors and circuitry
- biodegradable barrier coatings as moisture and gas barriers, and electrical insulation layers
Biodegradable electronics have the potential to go far beyond collecting medical data. These components could be used in places where surveys cover large areas in remote locations. Here is an example: where biodegradable electronics are dropped by airplane over a forest to survey the landscape. You don’t want to contaminate the environment so we need something that can be decomposed. Instead of plastic littering the forest floor, the sensors would biodegrade away.
As the number of electronics increase, biodegradability will become more important. We have tons of computers and cell phones already and we generate millions and billions of cell phones, and it’s hard to decompose that number of electronics when the new model comes out, the old gets tossed aside. The hope is that researches can develop some materials that can be decomposed so there is less waste.
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