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Single-Step Fabrication Method toward 3D Printing Composite Diamond-Titanium Interfaces for Neural Applications

Nour Mani, Arman Ahnood, Danli Peng, Wei Tong, Marsilea Booth, Alan Jones, Billy Murdoch, Tran Nhiem, Shadi Houshyar, Kate Fox



Owing to several key attributes, diamond is an attractive candidate material for neural interfacing electrodes. The emergence of additive-manufacturing (AM) of diamond-based materials has addressed multiple challenges associated with the fabrication of diamond electrodes using the conventional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) approach. Unlike the CVD approach, AM methods have enabled the deposition of three-dimensional diamond-based material at room temperature. This work demonstrates the feasibility of using laser metal deposition to fabricate diamond-titanium hybrid electrodes for neuronal interfacing. In addition to exhibiting a high electrochemical capacitance of 1.1 mF cm-2 and a low ele..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the facilities and technical assistance of the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct. The authors also appreciate the access granted to the facilities and the scientific and technical assistance of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility at RMIT University. S.H. acknowledges RMIT Vice-Chancellor Research Fellowship. W.T. is supported by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher grant (2021ECR091). This work was supported by the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation and the CASS Foundation (Medicine and Science). K.F. also acknowledges the ARC for funding (IC160100026).