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Synergistic Nanostimulation of Nerve Cells using Atomic Force Microscopy Technology

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The project will fabricate non-traditional electrode materials in novel configurations to deliver electrical, chemical and mechanical signals from a single nanoelectrode. The end goal is to develop multifunctional nanoelectrodes capable of evoking nerve cell signalling and growth for neural prosthetic applications. To optimize the nanoelectrodes, advanced characterization techniques will be employed to assess the electrode performance when subjected to nanoscale biomolecular forces at the interface with single living cells. The research will advance the design of smaller and more effective neural prosthetic devices of the future by developing nanoelectrodes that have fine control over nerve tissue function with nanometer spatial accuracy.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP110104359

Local Award Id


  • 11860

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The project will fabricate non-traditional electrode materials in novel configurations to deliver electrical, chemical and mechanical signals from a single nanoelectrode. The end goal is to develop multifunctional nanoelectrodes capable of evoking nerve cell signalling and growth for neural prosthetic applications. To optimize the nanoelectrodes, advanced characterization techniques will be employed to assess the electrode performance when subjected to nanoscale biomolecular forces at the interface with single living cells. The research will advance the design of smaller and more effective neural prosthetic devices of the future by developing nanoelectrodes that have fine control over nerve tissue function with nanometer spatial accuracy.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP110104359

Local Award Id


  • 11860