Abstract

A biodegradable glass material is utilized as a novel functional element of solid-state devices. A water-soluble borate glass substrate serves as the structural platform on which thin film device is built. The glass substrate completely dissolves in a saline solution in approximately 40 h. Intentional failure of the spiral device (RLC resonator circuit) as a result of rapid structural disintegration by dissolution is demonstrated in DC, AC, and RF ranges that agrees well with simulation. Adopting water-soluble glass elements is expected to be a viable approach to develop reliable all-inorganic biodegradable devices that are fully functional during an intended operational lifetime followed by rapid degradation.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

bioactive glass; Biodegradation; impedance; resonance; wafer; Silicates; Substrates; Thin film devices; Functional elements; Operational lifetime; Rapid degradation; Structural platform

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

21686734

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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