Transient Electronics as Sustainable Systems: From Fundamentals to Applications

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2021-05-08
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Jamshidi, Reihaneh
Taghavimehr, Mehrnoosh
Chen, Yuanfen
Hashemi, Nicole
Hashemi, Nicole
Montazami, Reza
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The unique attribute of transient technology is that it promotes the potential for the design and implementation of sustainable systems through their capability to fully or partially disintegrate after a predefined period of stable operation. Transient electronics have a wide range of potential applications as biomedical implants, environmental sensors, and hardware‐secured devices. Controlled disintegration of such systems without the need for harsh solvents is a step toward realizing green and sustainable electronics. In this short review, recent progress in the development of transient electronics is studied. First, an overview of the transient materials, both the substrate and electronic component, is described. Second, the mechanisms under which transiency occurs, including aqueous dissolution and thermal degradation, are reported. Third, manufacturing techniques for the fabrication of transient electronics are reviewed. And last, various transient electronic devices and their applications are discussed.

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This is the published version of the following article: Jamshidi, Reihaneh, Mehrnoosh Taghavimehr, Yuanfen Chen, Nicole Hashemi, and Reza Montazami. "Transient Electronics as Sustainable Systems: From Fundamentals to Applications." Advanced Sustainable Systems: 2100057. DOI: 10.1002/adsu.202100057. Posted with permission.

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