Fiber inspired neural probes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
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Limitations in the currently available technology for neural probes impede our progress towards a comprehensive brain activity map. The lack of understanding the brain function leads to limited options for the treatment of neurological disorders. In this thesis, I employed a two-step thermal drawing process (TDP), widely used in fabrication of optical fibers, to create arrays of metal microelectrodes embedded in a polymer cladding. The pitch and size of the electrodes were determined on the macroscale and preserved during the TDP. I have applied these fiber-inspired probes to record spontaneous and stimulated neural activity in vivo.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2013.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.