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 Dec

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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