Electroactive biocompatible materials for nerve cell stimulation

Mei Yang, Youlong Liang, Qingyuan Gui, Jun Chen, Yong Liu

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In the past decades, great efforts have been developed for neurobiologists and neurologists to restore nervous system functions. Recently much attention has been paid to electrical stimulation (ES) of the nervous system as a potential way to repair it. Various conductive biocompatible materials with good electrical conductivity, biocompatibility, and long-term ES or electrical stability have been developed as the substrates for ES. In this review, we summarized different types of materials developed in the purpose for ES of nervous system, including conducting polymers, carbon nanomaterials and composites from conducting polymer/carbon nanomaterials. The present review will give our perspective on the future research directions for further investigation on development of ES particularly on the nerve system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042001
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalMaterials Research Express
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


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