The current versions of self -destroyed chips need a certain trigger, external impact to launch a destructive process, and under normal conditions they remain stable. Professor Leon Bellan from the University of Wanderbilt proposes to do the opposite – its development exists only at the temperature of the human body and decays into pieces outside of it.
Bellan belongs to the caste of scientists who work on advanced implants for living organisms. They extremely need devices that, after completing the task inside the body, do not need to be removed surgically – they simply break up into non -hazardous components. In the second interested group —Military and special services who want to conduct reconnaissance and avoid the risk of entering the enemy of important technologies.
The professor developed a special polymer, which retains stability at a temperature above 32 ºC and a certain frame can be made from it, the basis. Next, insert the silver nano -cap inward and get a primitive electric circuit. While the polymer with wire is lying in a saucepan on a warm tile, current flows through the network and a tiny light glows. Turn off the tile – the polymer turns into mucus and the wire structure crumbles.
“We can make an RFID lamp that will exist only while a person is alive and his body is warm. Died and cooled – everything disappeared, ”Bellan argues. Or make a simple medical device, a temporary controller of blood sugar or pressure, or something else. It is located under the skin and works until the doctor needs to remove the data, and then we just apply ice and the machine is destroyed. More comfortable than clinging sensors or taking tests.
The temperature is only one of the factors for creating self -destructive electronics, a key condition can be anything. In theory. And this opens up incredible potential for creating the most difficult and interesting cascades, on the basis of which you can realize the most fantastic scenarios! We are at the very beginning of an amazing journey.
Source — Vanderbilt University