Researchers unveil ultra-thin electronics that dissolve in body
The same researchers who last year developed “electronic tattoos” that bend and stretch on skin are now unveiling similar ultra-thin electronics, only these dissolve when their job is done.
This tiny electronic device dissolves in water.
(Credit: Fiorenzo Omenetto/Science )
Made of silicon, magnesium, and magnesium oxide and surrounded by a protective layer of silk, these “transient” electronics aren’t built to last but rather to melt away and, in the process, reduce the need to pass or surgically remove tiny medical implants, researchers from Tufts and the University of Illinois write in…