Graphene carpets: So neurons communicate better

Posted by on June 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Categories: health

Scientists have experimentally observed the phenomenon of ion ‘trapping’ by graphene carpets and its effect on the communication between neurons. The researchers have observed an increase in the activity of nerve cells grown on a single layer of graphene. Combining theoretical and experimental approaches they have shown that the phenomenon is due to the ability of the material to ‘trap’ several ions present in the surrounding environment on its surface, modulating its composition.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *