This review focuses on the application of nanomaterials for neural interfacing. The junction between nanotechnology and neural tissues can be particularly worthy of scientific attention for several reasons: (i) Neural cells are electroactive, and the electronic properties of nanostructures can be tailored to match the charge transport requirements of electrical cellular interfacing. (ii) The unique mechanical and chemical properties of nanomaterials are critical for integration with neural tissue as long-term implants. (iii) Solutions to many critical problems in neural biology/medicine are limited by the availability of specialized materials. (iv) Neuronal stimulation is needed for a variety of common and severe health problems.
|Titolo:||Nanomaterials for Neural Interfaces|
|Autori:||NICHOLAS A. KOTOV; JESSICA O. WINTER; ISAAC P. CLEMENTS; EDWARD JAN; BRIAN P. TIMKO; STEPHANE CAMPIDELLI; SMITA PATHAK; ANDREA MAZZATENTA; CHARLES M. LIEBER; MAURIZIO PRATO; RAVI V. BELLAMKONDA; GABRIEL A. SILVA; NADINE WONG SHI KAM; FERNANDO PATOLSKY; BALLERINI L.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|