Human-eye-inspired soft optoelectronic device using high-density MoS2-graphene curved image sensor array
- Human-eye-inspired soft optoelectronic device using high-density MoS2-graphene curved image sensor array
- 손동희; 최문기; 리우시일; 박옥규; 임창균; 킨시아오리앙; 이길주; 김명빈; 조이형; 이종하; 권승해; 전누리; 송영민; 루난슈; 김대형; 최창순; 김민성; 김재민; 조경원
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- Nature Communications
- VOL 8-1664-38
- Soft bioelectronic devices provide new opportunities for next-generation implantable devices owing to their soft mechanical nature that leads to minimal tissue damages and immune responses. However, a soft form of the implantable optoelectronic device for optical sensing and retinal stimulation has not been developed yet because of the bulkiness and rigidity of conventional imaging modules and their composing materials. Here, we describe a high-density and hemispherically curved image sensor array that leverages the atomically thin MoS2-graphene heterostructure and strain-releasing device designs. The hemispherically curved image sensor array exhibits infrared blindness and successfully acquires pixelated optical signals. We corroborate the validity of the proposed soft materials and ultrathin device designs through theoretical modeling and finite element analysis. Then, we propose the ultrathin hemispherically curved image sensor array as a promising imaging element in the soft retinal implant. The CurvIS array is applied as a human eye-inspired soft implantable optoelectronic device that can detect optical signals and apply programmed electrical stimulation to optic nerves with minimum mechanical side effects to the retina.
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