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Coupling of Semiconductor Nanowires with Neurons and Their Interfacial Structure

Lee, Ki-Young and Shim, Sojung and Kim, Il-Soo and Oh, Hwangyou and Kim, Sunoh and Ahn, Jae-Pyeong and Park, Seung-Han and Rhim, Hyewhon and Choi, Heon-Jin (2009) Coupling of Semiconductor Nanowires with Neurons and Their Interfacial Structure. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (2). pp. 410-415.


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We report on the compatibility of various nanowires with hippocampal neurons and the structural study of the neuron–nanowire interface. Si, Ge, SiGe, and GaN nanowires are compatible with hippocampal neurons due to their native oxide, but ZnO nanowires are toxic to neuron due to a release of Zn ion. The interfaces of fixed Si nanowire and hippocampal neuron, cross-sectional samples, were prepared by focused ion beam and observed by transmission electron microscopy. The results showed that the processes of neuron were adhered well on the nanowire without cleft.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanowires - Neurons - Coupling - Interfaces - TEM
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
ID Code:8146
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:22 Mar 2010 15:22
Last Modified:22 Mar 2010 15:22

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