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January 27, 2020

'U' shaped nanowire device crosses membrane barrier of neuron

A new technique speeds the creation of nanowire devices, boosting research into what’s happening inside cells. Here, a "U" shaped nanowire device crosses the membrane barrier of a neuron in order to record intracellular chatter.

[Siheng Sean You, a co-author on a published study on this research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.]

Learn more about this research in the NSF Research News story Combing out a tangled problem. (Date image taken: June 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 27, 2020)

Credit: Lieber Group, Harvard University

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