The rise of organic bioelectronics

Jonathan Rivnay, Róisín M. Owens, George G. Malliaras*

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In this Perspective, we make the case that the biological applications of organic semiconductor devices are significant. Indeed, we argue that this is an arena where organic materials have an advantage compared to traditional electronic materials, such as silicon. By discussing the physical structure and morphology of conjugated polymers, we are able to emphasize the key properties that make organic materials ideal for bioelectronics applications. We highlight a few recent devices that show either unique features or exceptionally high performance. On the basis of these examples, we discuss the future trajectory of this emerging field, note areas where further research is needed, and suggest possible applications in the short term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-685
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 14 2014


  • bioelectronics
  • conducting polymers
  • organic electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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