Nanostructured terrain for supporting neurite growth

G. Zhang, Y. P. Zhao, W. Kisaalita, C. Keith, J. G. Fan, F. Haq, D. Dyer, G. Sawaya, K. Uyesugi

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The feasibility of using nanostructured substrates with arrays of vertically aligned nanorods to support neurite growth was assessed. The developed nanostructures and their surface topography were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM). The nanostructures were first sterilized using ultraviolet (UV) radiation for two hours for promoting cell adhesion. The AFM images of noncontact scans of the topography of the developed nanostructured substrates were shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


  • AFM
  • Nanorod structure
  • Neurite growth
  • SEM
  • Substrate
  • Terrain
  • Topography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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