In Vitro Biocompatibility of n-Type and Undoped Silicon Nanowires (pages B3–B9)
Bora Garipcan, Sedat Odabas, Gokhan Demirel, Joan Burger, Stephen S. Nonnenmann, Michael T. Coster, Eric M. Gallo, Bahram Nabet, Jonathan E. Spanier and Erhan Piskin
Article first published online: 23 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.200980045
Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) have found a wide range of applications in the field of electronics and optics due to their unique chemical and physical properties. The biocompatibility of undoped and n-type SiNWs, synthesized by metal-catalyzed chemical vapor deposition, was investigated in vitro, and compared with that for SiO2-coated silicon wafers. According to the in vitro biocompatibility test results, we conclude that SiNWs may be considered as potential materials for biomedical applications.