Team Demonstrates Autoclavable Flexible Transistor
A multi-institutional international research team led by Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo (also in part-time residence at Princeton since 2009 as a Princeton Global Scholar) has created an organic transistor whose electronic characteristics are unchanged even after 20 sec of heating at 150°C, a temperature typically used to sterilize medical devices. These transistors, fabricated on a thin plastic film, are also highly flexible, paving the way to the development of implantable electronic monitoring devices. An article describing this work, “Organic Transistors with High Thermal Stability for Medical Applications”, was published on March 6 in Nature Communications. For additional information and commentary, see the joint press release from the Princeton, the University of Tokyo, and the Japan Science at Technology Agency.