Materials for bioresorbable radio frequency electronics

Suk Won Hwang, Xian Huang, Jung Hun Seo, Jun Kyul Song, Stanley Kim, Sami Hage-Ali, Hyun Joong Chung, Hu Tao, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Zhenqiang Ma, John A. Rogers

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Materials, device designs and manufacturing approaches are presented for classes of RF electronic components that are capable of complete dissolution in water or biofluids. All individual passive/active components as well as system-level examples such as wireless RF energy harvesting circuits exploit active materials that are biocompatible. The results provide diverse building blocks for physically transient forms of electronics, of particular potential value in bioresorbable medical implants with wireless power transmission and communication capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3526-3531
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 12
Externally publishedYes


  • antennas
  • biocompatible materials
  • bioresorbable materials
  • radio frequency transistors
  • transient electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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