Neurite imaging of living PC12 cells with scanning electrochemical/near- field optical/atomic force microscopy

Akio Ueda, Osamu Niwa, Kenichi Maruyama, Yutaka Shindo, Kotaro Oka, Koji Suzuki

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Protection is the key: Improved resolution imaging is demonstrated with the title technique, in which a bent probe is surrounded by a 100-nm protective layer to prevent direct contact between the electrode and the sample. Submicrometer structures and characteristic chemical sites can be imaged in three different modes, as demonstrated for neurites of PC12 cells (see picture). (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8238-8241
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 19



  • Neurites
  • PC12 cells
  • Scanning electrochemical microscopy
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Surface analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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