Tattoo-Paper Transfer as a Versatile Platform for All-Printed Organic Edible Electronics

Giorgio E. Bonacchini, Caterina Bossio, Francesco Greco, Virgilio Mattoli, Yun Hi Kim, Guglielmo Lanzani, Mario Caironi

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Abstract

The use of natural or bioinspired materials to develop edible electronic devices is a potentially disruptive technology that can boost point-of-care testing. The technology exploits devices that can be safely ingested, along with pills or even food, and operated from within the gastrointestinal tract. Ingestible electronics can potentially target a significant number of biomedical applications, both as therapeutic and diagnostic tool, and this technology may also impact the food industry, by providing ingestible or food-compatible electronic tags that can "smart" track goods and monitor their quality along the distribution chain. Temporary tattoo-paper is hereby proposed as a simple and versatile platform for the integration of electronics onto food and pharmaceutical capsules. In particular, the fabrication of all-printed organic field-effect transistors on untreated commercial tattoo-paper, and their subsequent transfer and operation on edible substrates with a complex nonplanar geometry is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1706091
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume30
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Electronic equipment
Organic field effect transistors
Drug products
Capsules
Fabrication
Geometry
Testing
Substrates
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Industry

Keywords

  • Cytotoxicity
  • Edible electronics
  • Organic bioelectronics
  • Printed electronics
  • Tattoo-paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Bonacchini, G. E., Bossio, C., Greco, F., Mattoli, V., Kim, Y. H., Lanzani, G., & Caironi, M. (2018). Tattoo-Paper Transfer as a Versatile Platform for All-Printed Organic Edible Electronics. Advanced Materials, 30(14), [1706091]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201706091

Tattoo-Paper Transfer as a Versatile Platform for All-Printed Organic Edible Electronics. / Bonacchini, Giorgio E.; Bossio, Caterina; Greco, Francesco; Mattoli, Virgilio; Kim, Yun Hi; Lanzani, Guglielmo; Caironi, Mario.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 30, No. 14, 1706091, 20.02.2018.

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Bonacchini, GE, Bossio, C, Greco, F, Mattoli, V, Kim, YH, Lanzani, G & Caironi, M 2018, 'Tattoo-Paper Transfer as a Versatile Platform for All-Printed Organic Edible Electronics' Advanced Materials, vol. 30, no. 14, 1706091. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201706091
Bonacchini, Giorgio E. ; Bossio, Caterina ; Greco, Francesco ; Mattoli, Virgilio ; Kim, Yun Hi ; Lanzani, Guglielmo ; Caironi, Mario. / Tattoo-Paper Transfer as a Versatile Platform for All-Printed Organic Edible Electronics. In: Advanced Materials. 2018 ; Vol. 30, No. 14.
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