Organic synaptic transistors: Biocompatible neuromorphic devices for in-vivo applications

Hyowon Jang, Swarup Biswas, Philippe Lang, Jin Hyuk Bae, Hyeok Kim

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This review elucidates the potential of Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs) for biocompatible synaptic devices in in-vivo medical applications. Emphasizing attributes like flexibility and reduced environmental footprint, OTFTs are distinguished from traditional silicon counterparts. The synthesis of electronic capabilities and biological emulation in synaptic transistors is dissected, spotlighting their role in neuromorphic computing. This exploration centers on biocompatibility, detailing criteria, challenges, and the integration of organic electronics with living systems. Furthermore, potential applications, innovations, and future prospects of OTFT-driven synaptic devices are addressed. Critical technical, ethical, and societal challenges within this interdisciplinary nexus are outlined. The confluence of OTFTs, synaptic transistors, and biocompatibility heralds a paradigm shift in techno-biological convergence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107014
JournalOrganic Electronics
StatePublished - Apr 2024


  • Biocompatibility
  • Biocompatible synaptic devices
  • Brain-machine interface
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Organic thin film transistor


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