Axonal guidance on patterned free-standing nanowire surfaces
Förlag: IOP Publishing Ltd.
We demonstrate high-fidelity guidance of axons using rows of nanowires. The axons are prevented from crossing the rows, making it possible to guide and sort a large number of axons as opposed to when chemical patterns are used. Focal adhesion forms at the nanowires establishing a possible site of information transfer between the surface and the cells. Rows of gallium phosphide (GaP) nanowires were epitaxially grown on GaP(111) substrates in patterns defined by electron beam lithography.
- Technology and Engineering
- Neuronano Research Center (NRC)
- ISSN: 0957-4484