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Professor Evelyne Sernagor
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We report the development of a semiconductor nanorod-carbon nanotube based platform for wire-free, light induced retina stimulation. A plasma polymerized acrylic acid midlayer was used to achieve covalent conjugation of semiconductor nanorods directly onto neuro-adhesive, three-dimensional carbon nanotube surfaces. Photocurrent, photovoltage, and fluorescence lifetime measurements validate efficient charge transfer between the nanorods and the carbon nanotube films. Successful stimulation of a light-insensitive chick retina suggests the potential use of this novel platform in future artificial retina applications.
Author(s): Bareket L, Waiskopf N, Rand D, Lubin G, David-Pur M, Ben-Dov J, Roy S, Eleftheriou C, Sernagor E, Cheshnovsky O, Banin U, Hanein Y
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Nano Letters
Print publication date: 01/11/2014
Online publication date: 28/10/2014
Date deposited: 24/09/2015
ISSN (print): 1530-6984
ISSN (electronic): 1530-6992
Publisher: American Chemical Society
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