Accession Number : ADA328739

Title :   Nanofabrication and Biosystems: Frontiers and Challenges

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Apr 94-17 Apr 95

Corporate Author : ENGINEERING FOUNDATION NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Craighead, Harold G.

PDF Url : ADA328739

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The conference has two complementary themes. The first theme Is the emerging trend In the application of micro- and nanofabricated devices to learn more about biological systems. The materials and physics research community has developed powerful and sophisticated methods of probing the electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties of materials on a micro scale. These techniques are beginning to be employed for biological measurements. For example, devices have been fabricated to selectively orient neurons, to elucidate how both fungal and mammalian cells perceive topographical signals, to record action potentials non-invasively from individual cells, and to determine what surface features promote cell and tissue compatibility to biomedical implants.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *FUNGI, *CELLS(BIOLOGY), *BIOMEDICINE, MEASUREMENT, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, BIOLOGY, MAMMALS, COMPATIBILITY, TOPOGRAPHY, SURFACES, PHYSICS, SCALE, SIGNALS, NERVE CELLS, IMPLANTATION.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE