Ultra-sharp metal and nanotube-based probes for applications in scanning microscopy and neural recording.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper discusses several methods for manufacturing ultra-sharp probes, with applications geared toward, but not limited to, scanning microscopy (STM, AFM) and intra-cellular recordings of neural signals. We present recipes for making tungsten, platinum/iridium alloy, and nanotube fibril tips. Electrical isolation methods using Parylene-C or PMMA are described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Borzenets, IV; Yoon, I; Prior, MM; Donald, BR; Mooney, RD; Finkelstein, G

Published Date

  • April 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 111 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 74703 - 747036

PubMed ID

  • 22550361

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3338587

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8979

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.3702802


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States