Recent advancements in the field of materials chemistry have laid the groundwork for new classes of electronic systems that are distinguished by their capacity to completely disintegrate or at least partially break down in a controlled way following a specified time frame of stable operation. bioabsorbable instrument research & development is an example of this.
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These types of "transient" technologies can allow consumer devices that limit the amount of waste generated by disposal implants, sensors that disintegrate without causing harm to the body, and hardware-secure platforms that can prevent unintentional recovery of sensitive information.
This second field of opportunity, sometimes referred to by the name bioresorbable electronic, has special significance due to its capability to perform the ability to perform diagnostic or therapeutic functions in a way that could improve or monitor biological processes that are transient like healing wounds while avoiding the dangers associated with heavy use of the device or additional surgical procedures for removal.
The early chemistry research identified sets of bioresorbable substrates, encapsulation layers, and dielectrics. They also provided various options for the bio and organic world of semiconductors.
The discovery that nanoscale versions of device-grade monocrystalline silicon such as the silicon nanomembranes (m-Si NMs or Si NMs) undergo biofluid-mediated hydrolysis to create biocompatible byproducts on the time scales that are biologically relevant has revolutionized the field by providing instant pathways to high-performance operation as well as multi-faceted, high-end functions.
When used in conjunction with dielectrics, bioresorbable conductors substrates, Encapsulation layers, Si NMs serve as the basis for a wide, broad category of bioresorbable electronic devices.