Journal article

Advances in Carbon-Based Microfiber Electrodes for Neural Interfacing

Maryam Hejazi, Wei Tong, Michael R Ibbotson, Steven Prawer, David J Garrett

FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Neural interfacing devices using penetrating microelectrode arrays have emerged as an important tool in both neuroscience research and medical applications. These implantable microelectrode arrays enable communication between man-made devices and the nervous system by detecting and/or evoking neuronal activities. Recent years have seen rapid development of electrodes fabricated using flexible, ultrathin carbon-based microfibers. Compared to electrodes fabricated using rigid materials and larger cross-sections, these microfiber electrodes have been shown to reduce foreign body responses after implantation, with improved signal-to-noise ratio for neural recording and enhanced resolution for ne..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council


Awarded by University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant


Awarded by Future Fellowships from The Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a Project Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (GNT1101717) and a Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (LP180100638). WT was supported by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (2021ECR091). DG was supported by a Future Fellowships from The Australian Research Council (FT190100215).