Biosens Bioelectron 2021 Mar 8;182:113150. Epub 2021 Mar 8.
Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, 46241, Republic of Korea; Department of Optics and Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, 46241, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Studies to understand the structure, functions, and electrophysiological properties of neurons have been conducted at the frontmost end of neuroscience. Such studies have led to the active development of high-performance research tools for exploring the neurobiology at the cellular and molecular level. Following this trend, research and application of plasmonics, which is a technology employed in high-sensitivity optical biosensors and high-resolution imaging, is essential for studying neurons, as plasmonic nanoprobes can be used to stimulate specific areas of cells. Read More