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Graphene Technologies for Bioelectronics and Neuroprosthetics

L4G05/07/2017 - 12:00 pm

JOSÉ ANTONIO GARRIDO

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – ICN2

Establishing a reliable bidirectional communication interface between the nervous system and electronic devices is crucial for exploiting the full potential of neural prostheses. Despite recent advancements, current microelectrode technologies evidence important shortcomings, e.g. challenging high density integration, low signal-to-noise ratio, poor long-term stability, etc. Thus, efforts to explore novel materials are essential for the development of next-generation neural prostheses. Graphene and graphene-based materials possess a rather exclusive set of physicochemical properties holding great potential for biomedical applications, in particular neural prostheses. In this presentation I will provide an overview on fundamentals and applications of several graphene-based technologies and devices aiming at developing an efficient bidirectional communication with electrogenic cells and nerve tissue. The main goal of this talk is to discuss pros and cons of graphene technologies for bioelectronics and neuroprosthetics, and at the same time to identify the main challenges ahead.

 

Seminar, July 5, 2017, 12:00. Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Turgut Durduran

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