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Nanoscale semiconductor devices as new biomaterials

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Abstract

Research on nanoscale semiconductor devices will elicit a novel understanding of biological systems. First, we discuss why it is necessary to build interfaces between cells and semiconductor nanoelectronics. Second, we describe some recent molecular biophysics studies with nanowire field effect transistor sensors. Third, we present the use of nanowire transistors as electrical recording devices that can be integrated into synthetic tissues and targeted intra- or extracellularly to study single cells. Lastly, we discuss future directions and challenges in further developing this area of research, which will advance biology and medicine.

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Submitted
09 Nov 2013
Accepted
09 Dec 2013
First published
09 Jan 2014

Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 619-626
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Nanoscale semiconductor devices as new biomaterials

J. Zimmerman, R. Parameswaran and B. Tian, Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 619
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60280J

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