Bioelectronics Handbook: MOSFETs, Biosensors, and Neurons

Bioelectronics Handbook: MOSFETs, Biosensors, and Neurons



  • Massimo Grattarola
  • Giuseppe Massobrio  


  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (April 8, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070031746
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070031746
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds



Book Description

The development of neural networks has become a big thing for computer scientists. A neural network is a computer system that mimics the activities of the brain. The brain processes information in a certain way-recognizing certain patterns, making certain connections-and because of this is able to solve problems. Scientists are trying to get computers to act like the human brain-recognizing patterns, making connections-and consequently solving problems. This book-Bioelectronics Handbook-shows how to fabricate a neural network.

Book Info

Handbook deals with the design of neural networks & biosensors, explaining the analogies & differences between microelectronic technologies & natural systems as it covers everything from basic bioelectronic concepts, to the development of neural chips, to the building of biosensors & neural networks. DLC: Molecular electronics.

From the Back Cover
Here's the Only Book that Bridges The Fields of Biology and Electronics to Help You Build Biosensors and Neural Networks. Here is the first introduction to the fast-growing field of bioelectronics-the comparative study of phenomena and mechanisms in biology and electronics. This unique handbook deals with the design of neural networks and biosensors, explaining the analogies and differences between microelectronic technologies and natural systems as it covers everything from basic bioelectronic concepts, to the development of neural chips, to the building of biosensors and neural networks. Speaking to engineers, biologists, and biophysics in a common language, the Bioelectronics Handbook: Focuses on the metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET)-the "heart" of biodevices; Describes the materials, construction, and operation of hybrid bioelectronic devices; Presents models and simulations of electronic devices and neurons; Explores the fields of biosensors, neural networks, and other microelectronic technologies. In contricuting to the cross-fertilization of biological and micro=electronic knowledge in its own practical way, the bioelectronics Handbook will accelerate the growth of more sophisticated microelectronic technolgies.



Essential reading for Bioengineers and Biotechnologists, October 23, 2000

The emerging fields of bioelectronics and neural engineering are opening major scientific and technological avenues in the new millennium. The challenges, belonging to research areas of a strongly multidisciplinary nature, are highly demanding requiring fellows involved to master a diversity of classical disciplines such as physical chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, biophysics and solid state electronics. The book of M. Grattarola and G. Massobrio provides a timely and authoritative text which, in a coherent and unified manner, allows the reader to start forming his her knowledge basis in order to better deal with these new themes. Comprehensive, clearly written and, at the same time, rigorous the book is a must for bioengineers and professionals working bio and nano related fields.


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