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Stretchy, Degradable Semiconductors Are the Future of Everything

by Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics

It’s no wonder the DOD, DOE, and Air Force all want in.

In the future, diagnosing conditions inside your body might be as effortless as dissolvable stitches. Scientists from five different departments at Stanford have developed a “stretchable” semiconductor material that naturally dissolves in environments like the human body. The paper, shared through EurekAlert, details the team’s development of a “skin-inspired” semiconductor made of a stretchy, acid-soluble semiconductor core with a similarly stretchy, biodegradable core.

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