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Magnetic nanotubes and their potential use in neuroscience applications
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents our study on the synthesis and properties of magnetic nanotubes and their potential in neuroscience applications. Magnetic nanotubes were prepared by solution filtration through a template followed by thermal annealing and reduction. SEM and TEM were performed to characterize the as-prepared materials. To explore the potential use of magnetic nanotubes in neuroscience applications, we cultured neurons on iron oxide nanotube mats, and tested the effects of magnetic nanotubes on the growth of neurons. Based on our preliminary result, three original approaches for investigating and modulating neuron activities using magnetic nanotubes are proposed. The progress in this area of investigation could help to find better treatment for diseases in nervous systems in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6172, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, 61720J (31 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668748
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Linfeng Chen, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Jining Xie, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Malathi Srivatsan, Arkansas State Univ. (United States)
Vijay K. Varadan, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6172:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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