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Sputtered Zinc Electrodes on Pullulan Substrates for Flexible Biodegradable Transient Electronics

Cook, Andrew, Goodwin, Keri, Taylor, Paul S., Balaban, Ertan, Alfredsson, Maria, Horne, Robert, Bird, David, Batchelor, John C., Casson, Alexander J. (2023) Sputtered Zinc Electrodes on Pullulan Substrates for Flexible Biodegradable Transient Electronics. In: 2023 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS) Proceedings. . IEEE ISBN 978-1-66549-353-6. E-ISBN 978-1-66545-733-0. (doi:10.1109/fleps57599.2023.10220394) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:102697)

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Abstract

Biodegradable transient electronics, devices which easily breakdown to safe constituent parts at their end of life, are an important emerging research direction for tackling electronic waste, as well as enabling new applications such as wearable health monitors which can easily be washed off the body at the end of use. Pullulan is a widely used edible substrate which naturally biodegrades and has previously been used with Silver tracks for creating transient electronics. However, Silver tracks are not generally biodegradable. This paper demonstrates the creation of Zinc tracks for biodegradable transient devices, where the Zinc is approximately half of the recommended daily allowance to Zinc to be ingested. We demonstrate resistivities in the range 1–10 Ω/□ for potential use in electrode and antenna applications.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/fleps57599.2023.10220394
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Uncontrolled keywords: Electrodes, Silver, Electronic waste, Sensor systems, Sensors, Transient analysis, Biomedical monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2023 15:39 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2023 12:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/102697 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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