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Light-responsive silicon nanowires modulate neuron activity in a non-invasive manner.

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Fig. 1: Laser irradiation of silicon nanowires dispersed in dorsal root ganglia triggers a neuronal action potential that can be measured using a whole-cell patch-clamp system.


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Lanzani, G. Light touch. Nature Nanotech 13, 181–182 (2018).

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