Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: A biodegradable integrated circuit during dissolution in water. This demonstration system includes transistors, diodes, inductors and capacitors, composed of magnesium electrodes/interconnects, magnesium oxide gate/interlayer dielectrics, and silicon nanomembrane semiconductors, all on a thin film of silk. The device is approximately one inch long.
Credit: Beckman Institute, University of Illinois and Tufts University
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