World-first printable transistor is fully recyclable with water and sound

Engineers test the world's first printable, fully recycle transistor as part of a lactate biosensor

A huge portion of electronic devices that are discarded at the end of their lives are never recycled, and a big part of the problem is the difficulty in separating out and recovering the valuable materials that make them up. With a view to solving this problem, engineers at Duke University have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics, demonstrated in the form of a transistor that can be reduced to its original building blocks with the help of baths and sound waves.

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