Neural Networks Grown on Organic Semiconductors (pages 1751–1756)
Eva Bystrenova, Marta Jelitai, Ilaria Tonazzini, Adina N. Lazar, Martin Huth, Pablo Stoliar, Chiara Dionigi, Marcello G. Cacace, Bert Nickel, Emilia Madarasz and Fabio Biscarini
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200701350
Living neurons adhere, grow, and differentiate on pentacene thin-films of only a few monolayers thickness, whereby the thin-films remain unaltered by the interfacial forces that are exerted through the cells. Stem cells remain viable for days and form neural networks on the same material. This is an important step towards the development of bio-organic electronic transducers for cellular signals from neural networks.