Transient electronics, that can disappear, dissolve, or degrade in a controlled manner over time, has been attracting significant attention as a new and emerging technology. Transient electronics has unique applications, such as bioresorbable medical devices that can provide short-/medium-term diagnosis and treatment without removal surgery, environmentally friendly devices that can physically decompose within a specific timeframe and produce no waste, and self-destructing devices for non-recoverable IT and military security systems.
The February, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin highlighted recent progress in transient electronics, focusing on materials aspects, including characterization, fabrication, and applications. This webinar featured three talks from well-known experts in the field. A Q&A session was held with each speaker at the conclusion of their talks.
Energy Materials for Transient Power Sources Lan Yin, Tsinghua University
Inorganic Materials for Transient Electronics in Biomedical Applications John A. Rogers, Northwestern University
Material Strategies for On-Demand Smart Transient Electronics Yongfeng Mei, Fudan University