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Diamond encapsulated photovoltaics for transdermal power delivery

Ahnood, A.; Fox, Kate; Apollo, N. V.; Lohrmann, A.; Garrett, David J.; Nayagam, David A. X.; Karle, Timothy J.; Stacey, Alastair; Abberton, K. M.; Morrison, W. A.; Prawer, Steven; Blakers, Andrew


A safe, compact and robust means of wireless energy transfer across the skin barrier is a key requirement for implantable electronic devices. One possible approach is photovoltaic (PV) energy delivery using optical illumination at near infrared (NIR) wavelengths, to which the skin is highly transparent. In the work presented here, a subcutaneously implantable silicon PV cell, operated in conjunction with an external NIR laser diode, is developed as a power delivery system. The biocompatibility...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2015.10.022


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