Journal article

Diamond for neural interfacing: A review

David J Garrett, Wei Tong, David A Simpson, Hamish Meffin



The variety of materials that fall in the diamond category is vast and increasing. From single, to micro to nano-crystalline, diamond can be highly electrically insulating or synthesized to possess varying degrees of conductivity. Diamond in all its forms is without peer in terms of chemical stability exhibits excellent biocompatibility and is famously mechanically robust. Diamond is however, a difficult material with which to fabricated devices owing to its extreme hardness, lack of ductility and weldability. New synthesis and fabrication methods in recent decades have overcome some of these drawbacks and diamond has enjoyed a surge in interest as a biomedical material. In the field of neur..

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Funding Acknowledgements

DJG is supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA grant DE130100922 and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant APP1101717.