Living Diodes: Muscle‐Cell‐Based “Living Diodes

Authors: 
Can U.I., Nagarajan N., Vural D.C., Zorlutuna P.
Citation: 
Advanced Biosystems 1.1-2 (2017).
Publication Date: 
July, 2017

A new type of diode that is made entirely of electrically excitable muscle cells and nonexcitable fibroblast cells is designed, fabricated, and characterized. These two cell types in a rectangular pattern allow the signal initiated on the excitable side to pass to the nonexcitable side, and not in the opposite direction.