Description:  This electron micrograph shows a nerve cell connected to an oxidized silicon chip coated with collagen. The ion current the cell uses for communication flows along the narrow gap between the cell and chip and affects the silicon electrons' flow through the insulating oxide layer.
Source:  Max Planck Institute
Story:  Neuron-chip link advances
TRN March 7, 2001
TRN Categories:  Human-Computer Interaction; Neural Networks; Integrated Circuits
Form:  Still

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