Dr. Arif Engin Çetin, who is the group leader of Nanophotonics and Biodetection Systems Lab at IBG, has published his new work.
Dr. Arif Engin Çetin, who is the group leader of Nanophotonics and Biodetection Systems Lab at IBG, has published his new work performed in collaboration with the researchers from Koç University in the prestigious “ACS Applied Materials&Interfaces” journal (https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c09455).
The authors showed the first proof of principle that plasmonics can be used for enhanced capacitive currents for neurostimulation. Plasmonics is the study of the interactions of optical-frequency electromagnetic field oscillations with the free electrons on a metal or plasma. It is widely used in chemical and biological sensing; such as Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, super lenses and bio-imaging.
This study is significant in terms of introducing a new way of using plasmonics for safe and effective neurostimulation of neurons. We congratulate Çetin Lab members, and group members of Dr. Sedat Nizamoğlu Lab at Koç University.