Intracellular recordings using nanotower electrodes
08 Apr 2016
Nanoscale-tipped high-aspect-ratio vertical microneedle electrodes for intracellular recordings
Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed an intracellular recording device, which has > 100-µm-long three-dimensional nanoscale-tipped microneedle-electrodes. Moreover, they demonstrated the needle penetrations into muscle cells and measured the signals. The nanoelectrode, whose size is longer than the conventional intracellular nanoelectrode (< 10-µm long), has the potential to be used in cells that are deep within a tissue, such as cells in brain slices or brain in vivo, thus accelerating the understanding of the brain.
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