Nerve Cells on a Silicon Chip : 2009

Photograph by

Manfred P Kage

About this image

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of nerve cells on a circuit printed on a silicon chip. The nerve cells (neurons) were cultured on the surface of the chip until they formed a network with other cells nearby. The part of the chip seen here is about 1.2mm in width. It was created in monochrome then later digitally colourised. KAGE Mikrofotografie, Institute of Scientific Photography, Lauterstein, Germany