Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

The World’s First Sterilizable Flexible Organic Transistors

02.04.2012
The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced on 6th March 2012 that an international research team led by Professor Takao Someya has succeeded in manufacturing the world’s first flexible organic transistor on a polymeric film.

This organic transistor is robust under high temperature medical sterilization processes. The high thermal stability of the gate layer was confirmed by a cooperative structural analysis using a synchrotron radiation beam at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s (BNL) Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS).

The study is reported in BNL News and published online in Nature Communications on 6th March 2012*. This research is carried out as an ERATO Project of JST.

In a serious aging society with a declining birth rate, electronics are increasing their importance in health and medical areas. On this background, the expectation is getting higher on a flexible organic transistor, which is a soft electronic switch.

Manufacturing of a flexible transistor on a bio- compatible polymeric film is not too difficult. For practical implementation, however, high temperature stability and low operating voltages are challenging problems with the best match of its softness and bio-compatibility.

The international research team has succeeded in manufacturing an organic transistor on a polymeric film that has a high thermal stability up to 150°C or higher and the low driving voltage of 2 V with high mobility of 1.2 cm2V−1s−1 at the same time. The new type organic transistor can be sterilized in a standard sterilization process (150°C heat treatment).

The key technology to realize the heat resistant organic transistor with low driving voltage is the development of a new insulating film comprising an ultra-thin (--2 nm) and densely packed layer named self-assembled monolayer (SAM).

Research team seems to expect such applications as long implantable devices and some medical devices like a smart catheter, and thin film medical sensors.

Administrator Account | Research asia research news
Further information:
http://www.researchsea.com

More articles from Power and Electrical Engineering:

nachricht Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth
20.05.2019 | DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

nachricht New flying/driving robot developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
20.05.2019 | American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

All articles from Power and Electrical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Self-repairing batteries

UTokyo engineers develop a way to create high-capacity long-life batteries

Engineers at the University of Tokyo continually pioneer new ways to improve battery technology. Professor Atsuo Yamada and his team recently developed a...

Im Focus: Quantum Cloud Computing with Self-Check

With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. The research groups led by Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller report in the journal Nature how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time.

Many scientists are currently working on investigating how quantum advantage can be exploited on hardware already available today. Three years ago, physicists...

Im Focus: Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale

'Quantum technologies' utilise the unique phenomena of quantum superposition and entanglement to encode and process information, with potentially profound benefits to a wide range of information technologies from communications to sensing and computing.

However a major challenge in developing these technologies is that the quantum phenomena are very fragile, and only a handful of physical systems have been...

Im Focus: A step towards probabilistic computing

Working group led by physicist Professor Ulrich Nowak at the University of Konstanz, in collaboration with a team of physicists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, demonstrates how skyrmions can be used for the computer concepts of the future

When it comes to performing a calculation destined to arrive at an exact result, humans are hopelessly inferior to the computer. In other areas, humans are...

Im Focus: Recording embryonic development

Scientists develop a molecular recording tool that enables in vivo lineage tracing of embryonic cells

The beginning of new life starts with a fascinating process: A single cell gives rise to progenitor cells that eventually differentiate into the three germ...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

SEMANTiCS 2019 brings together industry leaders and data scientists in Karlsruhe

29.04.2019 | Event News

Revered mathematicians and computer scientists converge with 200 young researchers in Heidelberg!

17.04.2019 | Event News

First dust conference in the Central Asian part of the earth’s dust belt

15.04.2019 | Event News

 
Latest News

Synthesis of helical ladder polymers

21.05.2019 | Materials Sciences

Ultra-thin superlattices from gold nanoparticles for nanophotonics

21.05.2019 | Materials Sciences

Chaperones keep the tumor suppressor protein p53 in check: How molecular escorts help prevent cancer

21.05.2019 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>