An international research team has succeeded in manufacturing the world's first flexible organic transistor for medical sterilisation.
The team has manufactured the transistor on a polymeric film, which can be sterilised in a standard process, which uses 150C heat treatment, without being deteriorated in its electrical performance. This is done by adding an ultrathin insulator film, which is around 2 nanometres thick, reports the website NanoWerk. The team behind the research was led by the University of Tokyo.
The transistor could be used in long-term implantable devices, or other smart medical devices.
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