Silicon Electrochemical Neurosensor Systems

Show simple item record Brown, Richard 2008-08-11T15:31:53Z 2008-08-11T15:31:53Z 2008-05-27
dc.description Dr. Richard Brown, the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah gave a lecture at the Nano@Tech Meeting on May 27, 2008 at 12 noon in room 102 of the MiRC building en
dc.description Runtime: 25:10 minutes
dc.description.abstract Arrays of silicon neurosensors that detect both electrical signals and neurotransmitter levels in human neuron cultures have been fabricated. Neurochemical sensing of dopamine and its metabolites is provided by voltammetry. Five versions of the passive device were fabricated with platinum working electrode areas as small as 4 mm2 and silver/silver chloride pseudo-reference electrodes. Living human neuron cultures survived and produced data on passive devices throughout a study period of seventy-five days. Calibration curves for dopamine taken in culture media with equipment optimized for the sensors suggests detection limits for dopamine below 100 nM. To minimize system noise, prototype devices incorporating active circuitry were developed. The active devices are formed by post-processing standard foundry-fabricated CMOS circuits from the MOSIS service to form the sensor-specific features. Data from these devices, and early results from in vivo electrochemical neurosensors, will be presented. Circuits developed for these active brain probes and for other implantable biosensors highlight several goals of circuits for biological applications: small system size; small electronics size, low voltage, and low power. en
dc.format.extent 25:10 minutes
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en
dc.subject Nanotechnology en
dc.subject Arrays of silicon neurosensors en
dc.subject Voltammetry en
dc.subject Neurotransmitters
dc.subject Implantable biosensors
dc.title Silicon Electrochemical Neurosensor Systems en
dc.type Lecture en
dc.type Video
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Utah. College of Engineering

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