Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University
Caption: Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material. The PC12 cells in this image are growing abnormally -- spreading in all directions -- because they are on a randomly textured GaN surface.
Credit: Lauren Bain
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