Biodegradable nanofibrous polymeric substrates for generating elastic and flexible electronics

Alireza Hassani Najafabadi, Ali Tamayol, Nasim Annabi, Manuel Ochoa, Pooria Mostafalu, Mohsen Akbari, Mehdi Nikkhah, Rahim Rahimi, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, Sameer Sonkusale, Babak Ziaie, Ali Khademhosseini

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Biodegradable nanofibrous polymeric substrates are used to fabricate suturable, elastic, and flexible electronics and sensors. The fibrous microstructure of the substrate makes it permeable to gas and liquid and facilitates the patterning process. As a proof-of-principle, temperature and strain sensors are fabricated on this elastic substrate and tested in vitro. The proposed system can be implemented in the field of bioresorbable electronics and the emerging area of smart wound dressings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5823-5830
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number33
StatePublished - Sep 3 2014


  • biodegradable electronics
  • elastic devices
  • implantable sensors
  • nanofibrous substrates
  • wound dressings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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