Nanotechnology and Neuroscience: Nano-electronic, Photonic and Mechanical Neuronal Interfacing

  • Massimo De Vittorio
  • Luigi Martiradonna
  • John Assad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Takashi D. Y. Kozai, Nicolas A. Alba, Huanan Zhang, Nicolas A. Kotov, Robert A. Gaunt, Xinyan Tracy Cui
    Pages 71-134
  3. Leonardo Sileo, Ferruccio Pisanello, Luigi Martiradonna, Massimo De Vittorio
    Pages 183-205
  4. L. Berdondini, A. Bosca, T. Nieus, A. Maccione
    Pages 207-238
  5. Allison Quach, Nicholas James, Xue Han
    Pages 269-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About this book


 This book provides an overview of the different ways in which the “nano-world” can be beneficial for neuroscientists. The volume encompasses the latest developments in the field of micro- and nanotechnology applied to neuroscience, discussing technological approaches applied to both in-vitro and in-vivo experiments. A variety of different nanotechnologies are presented that include nanostructured electrodes and their electrical, mechanical and biochemical properties, active and passive 2D and 3D multi-electrode arrays (MEAs), nanoscale transistors for sub-cellular re-cordings and an overview on methods, tools and applications in optoge-netics.

The book focuses specifically on fabrication strategies, to offer a compre-hensive guide for developing and applying micro- and nanostructured tools for neuroscientific applications. It is intended as a reference both for neuroscientists and nanotechnologists on the latest developments in neu-rotechnological tools.
• Provides readers with state-of-the-art information about developing advanced nanotechnology tools for communicating with the brain;
• Includes discussion of the compatibility of fabrication techniques optimized for different target devices, such as electric sensors/transducers based on metallic or semiconductor interfaces and optical probes to guide light into the brain;
• Offers a single-source reference to the mechanical, electrical and optical effects of nanostructures on neurons.





BioMEMS Biohybrid Systems Brain Machine Interface Medical Nanotechnology Nanofabrication for Neuronal Networks Nanosystems Neuronal Interfacing with Nanostructures Neuroprosthesis Optogenetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo De Vittorio
    • 1
  • Luigi Martiradonna
    • 2
  • John Assad
    • 3
  1. 1.Dip. Ing. Innovazione - Università del Salento, Center for Biomolecular NanotechnologiesIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaArnesanoItaly
  2. 2.Center for Biomolecular NanotechnologiesIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaArnesanoItaly
  3. 3.Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive SystemsIstituto Italiano di Tecnologia,Trento, Italy and Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-8037-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-8038-0
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