- Scientists at the University of Stanford have developed a new ultra thin, flexible electronic device that is biodegradable, an advance that may help tackle the problem of mounting electronic waste.
- “We have been trying to mimic the function of human skin to think about how to develop future electronic devices,” said Zhenan Bao from Stanford University.
- She notes how skin is stretchable, can self-heal and is also biodegradable — an attractive list of characteristics for electronics.
- The team created a flexible electronic device that can easily degrade just by adding a weak acid like vinegar.
- “This is the first example of a semiconductive polymer that can decompose.
Source: The Hindu