Nanomaterials for Neural Interfaces (pages 3970–4004)
Nicholas A. Kotov, Jessica O. Winter, Isaac P. Clements, Edward Jan, Brian P. Timko, Stéphane Campidelli, Smita Pathak, Andrea Mazzatenta, Charles M. Lieber, Maurizio Prato, Ravi V. Bellamkonda, Gabriel A. Silva, Nadine Wong Shi Kam, Fernando Patolsky and Laura Ballerini
Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200801984
Many mechanical, electrical, optical, and other properties of nanomaterials make them ideal candidates for neural applications. In this work we review current concepts, successes, challenges, and future prospects of research at the interface of nanomaterials and neural technologies. Special attention is given to identification of the most significant problems of neural applications and specific nanomaterials that can contribute to their resolution.