The growing usage and consumption of electronics-integrated items into the daily routine has raised concerns on the disposal and proper recycling of these components. Here, a fully sustainable and green technology for the fabrication of different electronics on fruit-waste derived paper substrate, is reported. The process relies on the carbonization of the topmost surface of different cellulose-based substrates, derived from apple-, kiwi-, and grape-based processes, by a CO2 laser. By optimizing the lasing parameters, electronic devices, such as capacitors, biosensors, and electrodes for food monitoring as well as heart and respiration activity analysis, are realized. Biocompatibility tests on fruit-based cellulose reveal no shortcoming for on-skin applications. The employment of such natural and plastic-free substrate allows twofold strategies for electronics recycling. As a first approach, device dissolution is achieved at room temperature within 40 days, revealing transient behavior in natural solution and leaving no harmful residuals. Alternatively, the cellulose-based electronics is reintroduced in nature, as possible support for plant seeding and growth or even soil amendment. These results demonstrate the realization of green, low-cost and circular electronics, with possible applications in smart agriculture and the Internet-of-Thing, with no waste creation and zero or even positive impact on the ecosystem.

Laser-Induced, Green and Biocompatible Paper-Based Devices for Circular Electronics / Cantarella, G.; Madagalam, M.; Merino, I.; Ebner, C.; Ciocca, M.; Polo, A.; Ibba, P.; Bettotti, P.; Mukhtar, A.; Shkodra, B.; Inam, A. K. M. S.; Johnson, A. J.; Pouryazdan, A.; Paganini, M.; Tiziani, R.; Mimmo, T.; Cesco, S.; Munzenrieder, N.; Petti, L.; Cohen, N.; Lugli, P.. - In: ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. - ISSN 1616-301X. - 33:17(2023). [10.1002/adfm.202210422]

Laser-Induced, Green and Biocompatible Paper-Based Devices for Circular Electronics

Polo A.;Bettotti P.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

The growing usage and consumption of electronics-integrated items into the daily routine has raised concerns on the disposal and proper recycling of these components. Here, a fully sustainable and green technology for the fabrication of different electronics on fruit-waste derived paper substrate, is reported. The process relies on the carbonization of the topmost surface of different cellulose-based substrates, derived from apple-, kiwi-, and grape-based processes, by a CO2 laser. By optimizing the lasing parameters, electronic devices, such as capacitors, biosensors, and electrodes for food monitoring as well as heart and respiration activity analysis, are realized. Biocompatibility tests on fruit-based cellulose reveal no shortcoming for on-skin applications. The employment of such natural and plastic-free substrate allows twofold strategies for electronics recycling. As a first approach, device dissolution is achieved at room temperature within 40 days, revealing transient behavior in natural solution and leaving no harmful residuals. Alternatively, the cellulose-based electronics is reintroduced in nature, as possible support for plant seeding and growth or even soil amendment. These results demonstrate the realization of green, low-cost and circular electronics, with possible applications in smart agriculture and the Internet-of-Thing, with no waste creation and zero or even positive impact on the ecosystem.
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Cantarella, G.; Madagalam, M.; Merino, I.; Ebner, C.; Ciocca, M.; Polo, A.; Ibba, P.; Bettotti, P.; Mukhtar, A.; Shkodra, B.; Inam, A. K. M. S.; Johnson, A. J.; Pouryazdan, A.; Paganini, M.; Tiziani, R.; Mimmo, T.; Cesco, S.; Munzenrieder, N.; Petti, L.; Cohen, N.; Lugli, P.
Laser-Induced, Green and Biocompatible Paper-Based Devices for Circular Electronics / Cantarella, G.; Madagalam, M.; Merino, I.; Ebner, C.; Ciocca, M.; Polo, A.; Ibba, P.; Bettotti, P.; Mukhtar, A.; Shkodra, B.; Inam, A. K. M. S.; Johnson, A. J.; Pouryazdan, A.; Paganini, M.; Tiziani, R.; Mimmo, T.; Cesco, S.; Munzenrieder, N.; Petti, L.; Cohen, N.; Lugli, P.. - In: ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. - ISSN 1616-301X. - 33:17(2023). [10.1002/adfm.202210422]
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