This work is dedicated to developing a novel three dimensional structure for electrochemical measurements in neuronal studies. The final prototype will allow not only for the study and culture on chip of neuronal cells, but also of brain tissue. The use of out-of-plane electrodes instead of planar ones increases the sensitivity of the system and increases the signal-to-noise ratio in the recorded signals, due to the higher availability of surface area. The main bottleneck of the out-of-plane electrode fabrication lies in the metallization process for transforming them into active electrodes, since the coverage of the side walls of almost vertical pillars is not trivial by standard processes in a clean room facility. This paper will discuss the different steps taken towards this goal and present the results that we have obtained so far.
|Title of host publication||3rd International Workshop on Advances in sensors and Interfaces, 2009. IWASI 2009.|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||3rd International Workshop on Advances in sensors and Interfaces, 2009. - Trani, Italy|
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
|Conference||3rd International Workshop on Advances in sensors and Interfaces, 2009.|
|Period||01/01/2009 → …|