Nanomodified surfaces and guidance of nerve cell processes

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Abstract

Axonal growth and guidance were studied on different micro- and nanostructured surfaces. Nanoimprinted grooves in a polymer, epitaxial III/V nanowires, porous silicon patterns, and chemically altered surfaces were all shown to induce axonal guidance. Neurons were also found to be able to attach and grow on gallium phosphide nanowires without compromising cell survival. The results are important for the construction of a new generation of neuroelectrical interfaces, including high spatial resolution electrodes. The advantages of the different nanostructured surfaces are discussed.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Medical Materials

Keywords

  • III-V semiconductors, nanopatterning, polymers, porous materials, nanowires, gallium compounds
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages2558-2561
Volume26
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event52nd International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication - Portland, OR
Duration: 2008 May 272008 May 30

Publication series

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Number6
Volume26
ISSN (Print)1071-1023
ISSN (Electronic)1520-8567

Conference

Conference52nd International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication
Period2008/05/272008/05/30