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Transient electronics with improved electrical conductivity by incorporating insoluble metals
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For Information, Contact:
Craig Forney
Commercialization Manager, Chemistry and Materials Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
12/7/2015
ISURF #
4395
Summary:
Iowa State University researchers have developed transient electronics with superior electrical performance compared to systems which use metal oxide conductors.  While the conductive material in these new electronic devices do not dissolve, they do adequately disperse to obscure the design and purpose of the device.

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Description:
While transient electronics for use in medical applications require complete dissolution in benign fluids, many applications don’t require this level of degradability.  Many applications only require that the circuit not be usable or capable of being reverse engineered once it has exceeded its lifespan.  For these highly-sensitive applications, Iowa State University researchers have developed a solution that has superior electrical performance compared to soluble metal oxide conductors.  By utilizing this technology, insoluble metal conductors are dispersed in response to appropriate environmental conditions, thus obscuring the design and purpose of the circuit.

Advantage:
• Better electrical performance compared to soluble metal oxides
• Dispersion of metal in response to environmental conditions and solubilization of the circuit board support

Application:
Transient electronics for highly sensitive applications
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