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Novel 3D plasmonic nano-electrodes for cellular investigations and neural interfaces
Author(s): Mario Malerba; Michele Dipalo; Gabriele C. Messina; Hayder Amin; Rosanna La Rocca; Victoria Shalabaeva; Alessandro Simi; Alessandro Maccione; Luca Berdondini; Francesco De Angelis
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Paper Abstract

We propose the development of an innovative plasmonic-electronic multifunctional platform, capable at the same time of performing chemical analysis and electronic recordings from a cellular interface. The system, based on 3D hollow metallic nanotubes, integrated on customized multi-electrode-arrays, allows the study of neuronal signaling over different lengths, spanning from the molecular, to the cellular, to the network scale. Here we show that the same structures are efficient electric field enhancers, despite the continuous metal layer at the base, which connects them to the electric components of the integrated circuits. The methodology we propose, due to its simplicity and high throughput, has the potential for further improvements both in the field of plasmonics, and in the integration on large areas of commercial active electronic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9166, Biosensing and Nanomedicine VII, 91660N (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066274
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Malerba, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Michele Dipalo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Gabriele C. Messina, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Hayder Amin, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Rosanna La Rocca, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Victoria Shalabaeva, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Alessandro Simi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Alessandro Maccione, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Luca Berdondini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Francesco De Angelis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9166:
Biosensing and Nanomedicine VII
Hooman Mohseni; Massoud H. Agahi; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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