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Front Neural Circuits. 2013 Jan 9;6:122. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2012.00122. eCollection 2012.

Carbon nanotube-based multi electrode arrays for neuronal interfacing: progress and prospects.

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School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv, Israel ; Tel-Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

Carbon nanotube (CNT) coatings have been demonstrated over the past several years as a promising material for neuronal interfacing applications. In particular, in the realm of neuronal implants, CNTs have major advantages owing to their unique mechanical and electrical properties. Here we review recent investigations utilizing CNTs in neuro-interfacing applications. Cell adhesion, neuronal engineering and multi electrode recordings with CNTs are described. We also highlight prospective advances in this field, in particular, progress toward flexible, bio-compatible CNT-based technology.

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carbon nanotubes; multi electrode array; neuronal recording; stimulation

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