This article is part of the Thematic Series "Atomic scale interface design and characterisation: Theory – Structure and dynamics".
Guest Editor: C. Ewels
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 499. doi:10.3762/bjnano.6.51
Received 17 Feb 2015, Accepted 17 Feb 2015, Published 18 Feb 2015
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; electrophysiology; graphene; microelectrodes; nanodiamonds; nanotechnology; neuroengineering; neuronal cultures; neuroscience
We are grateful to Drs. C. Bittencourt, M. Prato, L. Ballerini, and M. Nesládek for discussions. We are also grateful to Drs. Henry Markram, Sébastien Lasserre, and the Blue Brain Project team at the EPFL for contributing the graphical abstract. Financial support from the European Commission (FP7-PEOPLE-IEF “INCA-NANEP”, contract n. 328214; FP7-NMP "MERIDIAN" project, contract n. 280778-02), from the Flanders Research Foundation (contract no. G088812N), and from the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is kindly acknowledged.