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other types of cells. The next step is to “further opti- mize the nanostructures of the conducting polymers and understand in more detail the cell-capturing mechanism,” says RIKEN unit leader Hsiao-hua Yu. “We are also currently working on a direct electrical readout of the captured cells, without needing to use a microscope.”
Jun Sekine, Shyh-Chyang Luo, Shutao Wang, Bo Zhu, Hsian-Rong Tseng, Hsiao-hua Yu: Functionalized Conduc- ting Polymer Nanodots for Enhanced Cell Capturing: The Synergistic Effect of Capture Agents and Nanostructures, In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 23(2012), Issue 41, November 2, 2011, Pages 4788-4792, DOI:10.1002/adma.201102151: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201102151
Organic Electronics // Controlling the Dimensionality of Charge Transport in an Organic Electrochemical Transistor
he dimensionality of charge transport (2D versus 3D) in an organic electrochemical transistor depends on the degree of advancement of the semi-conductor, which is here governed Xavier Crispin and co-workers in Advanced nanotube network as the gate electrode ductor.
electrochemical half-reaction in the organic only by capacitive coupling. As reported by Materials, such a transistor with a carbon leads to a bulk transport in the semicon-
Oscar Larsson, Ari Laiho, Wolfgang Schmickler, Magnus Berggren, Xavier Crispin: Controlling the Dimensionality of Charge Transport in an Organic Electrochemical Transistor by Capacitive Coupling, In: Advanced Materials, Volume 23(2011), Issue 41, November 2, 2011, Pages 4764-4769, DOI:10.1002/adma.201103131: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201103131