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Sonochemically Fabricated Microelectrode Arrays for Use as Sensing Platforms
AbstractThe development, manufacture, modification and subsequent utilisation of sonochemically-formed microelectrode arrays is described for a range of applications. Initial fabrication of the sensing platform utilises ultrasonic ablation of electrochemically insulating polymers deposited upon conductive carbon substrates, forming an array of up to 70,000 microelectrode pores cm–2. Electrochemical and optical analyses using these arrays, their enhanced signal response and stir-independence area are all discussed. The growth of conducting polymeric “mushroom” protrusion arrays with entrapped biological entities, thereby forming biosensors is detailed. The simplicity and inexpensiveness of this approach, lending itself ideally to mass fabrication coupled with unrivalled sensitivity and stir independence makes commercial viability of this process a reality. Application of microelectrode arrays as functional components within sensors include devices for detection of chlorine, glucose, ethanol and pesticides. Immunosensors based on microelectrode arrays are described within this monograph for antigens associated with prostate cancer and transient ischemic attacks (strokes).
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Collyer, S.D.; Davis, F.; Higson, S.P. Sonochemically Fabricated Microelectrode Arrays for Use as Sensing Platforms. Sensors 2010, 10, 5090-5132.View more citation formats
Collyer SD, Davis F, Higson SP. Sonochemically Fabricated Microelectrode Arrays for Use as Sensing Platforms. Sensors. 2010; 10(5):5090-5132.Chicago/Turabian Style
Collyer, Stuart D.; Davis, Frank; Higson, Séamus P.J. 2010. "Sonochemically Fabricated Microelectrode Arrays for Use as Sensing Platforms." Sensors 10, no. 5: 5090-5132.